Brad Hutton

Brad Hutton

Clinical Professor
School of Public Health
Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior

MPH - University of Albany School of Public Health 1994

A portrait of Brad Hutton.

Brad Hutton has nearly 30 years of experience in public health, including 26 years at the New York State Department of Health. For 10 years he served in leadership positions, including as Deputy Commissioner of Public Health where he was the Incident Commander leading public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Legionellosis, measles, and Zika outbreaks. Brad oversaw the nation-leading response to emerging contaminants in drinking water and other environmental health threats, and directed all community health programs including syndromic surveillance, tobacco control, immunization, and emergency preparedness. Brad was instrumental in implementing reforms to the New York State Early Intervention Program that he oversaw for five years.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Immunizations
  • Infectious diseases
  • Communicable and chronic disease surveillance systems
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Early intervention


Committee or Policy Work: 

  • Member, Senior Deputy Committee, Associate of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Board Member, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • Member, Institute of Medicine, Committee to Improve Mammography Quality
  • Advisor, CDC Committee on Innovative Technologies in Cancer Screening
  • President, Board Member Infant and Toddler Coordinator's Association


Courses Taught at SPH:

  • HPM 641 Principles of Health Organization Management