Charles Homer, MD, MPH, is Senior Advisor at Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), a Boston based nonprofit organization working to disrupt poverty. Dr. Homer served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US DHHS from April 2015 through December, 2016. Prior to this, he co-founded the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ) in 1999, and served as the organization's president and CEO until 2015. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He was a member of the third US Preventive Services Taskforce and the federal Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. He is co-chair of the Advisory Board of the Children’s Health Watch and a member of the executive committee of the Massachusetts Child and Adolescent Health Initiative. Dr. Homer received his BA (History) from Yale College (Trumbull) in 1976 and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1980. He completed his training in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, and received his Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1986.