Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH, the former health commissioner for the City of Boston, has joined the de Beaumont Foundation as a Senior Fellow. She brings more than 20 years of experience in public health to the Foundation, which advances policy, build partnerships, and strengthens the public health workforce to create communities where people can achieve their best possible health.
In her role as Senior Fellow, Valdes Lupi will serve an advisory and leadership role for the Foundation’s efforts to develop and advance a health agenda on critical public health issues, such as tobacco control and e-cigarette flavors, racial justice, and health equity.
“Monica’s hands-on leadership at one of the nation’s largest city health departments will be invaluable to our work to advance policy, strengthen the public health workforce, and make communities healthier,” said Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, President and CEO of the Foundation. “We’ve enjoyed working with her as a partner and are thrilled to have her join our team as a Senior Fellow.”
As executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, the local health department for the City of Boston, Valdes Lupi led one of the largest city departments with more than 1,300 employees and a portfolio that included Boston Emergency Medical Services, the largest homeless services program in New England, school-based health centers, and other critical public health services. In addition to leading the health department, she also served as the deputy commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she led the day-to-day operations for an agency that included public health hospitals, several regulatory bodies, and numerous public health programs. She also has experience working at the national level as the first Chief Program Officer for Health Systems Transformation at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).
Valdes Lupi earned her BA from Bryn Mawr College, her MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health, and her JD from the Dickinson School of Law/Penn State University.