Dr. Huang is currently the Medical Director and Health Authority for the Austin/Travis County Health Department where his responsibilities include communicable disease control, emergency preparedness, epidemiology and surveillance, immunizations, environmental health, and chronic disease prevention.
Prior to this, he served as Medical Director for Chronic Disease Prevention at the Texas Department of State Health Services and Chief of the Bureau of Chronic Disease and Tobacco Prevention at the former Texas Department of Health (TDH).
Dr. Huang received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Rice University, his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and his Master’s in Public Health from Harvard with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. While at Harvard he led the successful movement to have Harvard divest of their tobacco stocks. Dr. Huang completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, and was Chief Resident during his final year. He served two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assigned to the Illinois Department of Public Health where he conducted epidemiologic studies in chronic disease and infectious disease outbreak investigations.
He is an author or co-author of numerous publications related to public health, chronic disease and tobacco use prevention. Dr. Huang has a strong interest in addressing health from a broad perspective, including use of community policy and environmental change to make healthy choices the easy choice and to promote public health. Dr. Huang is Board Certified in Family Medicine.