Get in contact with Gianfranco Pezzino, M.D., M.P.H.
Gianfranco Pezzino, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Fellow and Strategy Team Leader, joined the Kansas Health Institute in 2004. He oversees KHI’s work on public health services and systems.
Gianfranco’s work focuses on the development and dissemination of best practices for the organization, financing and delivery of public health services. This work includes supporting local public health departments in their preparation for national accreditation, and contributing to the field of applied public health services and systems research. Gianfranco co-directs the Center for Sharing Public Health Services, a multi-year, multi-million dollar national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which focuses on cross-jurisdictional sharing as a strategy to create efficiencies in public health.
Gianfranco has international health experience, and served as state epidemiologist and medical director for the bioterrorism program with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. During this time, he was president of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. In addition to his work at KHI, Gianfranco serves as the Shawnee County, Kansas health officer and is a site visitor for the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).
Gianfranco obtained his medical degree magna cum laude at the University of Bologna, Italy, and his master’s degree in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, is Board-certified in preventive medicine and public health and is certified in evaluation practice from George Washington University.