Claude Earl Fox, M.D., M.P.H. is Professor Emeritus at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami and founding director of the Florida Public Health Institute during which time he served as founding Chair of the Florida Oral Health Coalition. Previously he was Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and founding director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. He also served in the federal Department of Health and Human Services as Director of the U.S. Public Health Service Regional Office in Philadelphia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health in Washington, D.C. and finally as Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Agency where he made oral health a top priority for his agency. From 1986 to 1992, Dr. Fox was State Health Officer for the Alabama Department of Public Health. He is a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine, an Honorary Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and in addition to his medical degree, has a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina.