Full Name
Christopher King
Job Title
Dean, School of Health
Organization Name
Georgetown University
Speaker Bio
As inaugural Dean of Georgetown University’s School of Health, Christopher works collaboratively with internal and external constituents to establish a world-class academic destination for advancing health. He is also responsible for academic and operational leadership of the school.

As an associate professor, his teaching, research, and scholarship is at the intersection of healthcare, public health, and racial justice. These areas of focus were inspired by more than 20 years of lessons learned during his work in the healthcare sector. Prior to joining Georgetown University, he served as the first Assistant Vice President of Community Health for MedStar Health where he led efforts to translate the public health components of Affordable Care Act (ACA) legislation into practice. Accomplishments included planning, launching and managing a new corporate function that applied more rigor in community health needs assessments (CHNAs), including implementation and evaluation. Prior to his work with MedStar Health, Christopher held leadership capacities at safety-net hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the District of Columbia and suburban Maryland.

Christopher is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a nationally recognized speaker on achieving equitable systems of care and the imperative for atonement in policy and practice. In 2019, he was appointed a Commissioner for DC Mayor’s Commission on Health Equity. Among numerous publications, most recently, his scholarship on Race, Place, and Structural Racism: A Review of Health and History in Washington, D.C. was published in Health Affairs.
Christopher King