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Paul Jarris, MD, MBA


Executive Director
ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials)


Dr. Jarris was appointed Executive Director of ASTHO effective June 19, 2006. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Jarris served as State Health Official of the Vermont Department of Health from 2003 to 2006.
Dr. Jarris served as Medical Director for Vermont's largest nonprofit HMO, Community Health Plan, from 1992-1996. He was President and CEO of Vermont Permanente Medical Group from 1998-2000 as well as CEO of Primary Care Health Partners, Vermont's largest statewide primary care medical group, from 1999-2000. Throughout his career, Dr. Jarris has maintained an active clinical family practice, including work in federally qualified health centers and a shelter for homeless adolescent youth. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Medical Management.
Dr. Jarris graduated from the University of Vermont and received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1984. He interned at Duke-Watts Family Medicine Residency Program in Durham, N.C. and completed his residency at the Swedish Family Practice Residency Program in Seattle, Washington. Following residency training, he received a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Washington.