Harry J Heiman

Harry J Heiman

Harry J Heiman is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University (GSU) where he also directs the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) applied public health doctorate program. Prior to joining GSU, he served as Director of the Division of Health Policy at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, where he was also Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, with over twenty years of clinical practice experience. Leveraging his experience as a primary care physician and expertise and experience in health policy, Dr. Heiman’s work focuses at the intersection of health policy and health equity.

Dr. Heiman received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and his master’s in public health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. From September 2012 to August 2013, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellow in Washington, D.C. and served on committee staff for the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives under Ranking Member Henry Waxman.

Dr. Heiman’s areas of interest and expertise include health policy, health equity, health-in-all-policies, and health system transformation. In July 2014 to 2018, he served on the Southeastern Health Equity Council, one of ten regional health equity councils in the U.S. formed as part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities. He is also a board member and former board chair of Georgians for a Healthy Future, a statewide consumer health advocacy organization.

Dr. Heiman has played a prominent role engaging with local and national media since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.