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Brian C. Castrucci Is 2023 Class Day Speaker

March 27, 2023

Dean Linda P. Fried announced that Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, MA'06, president and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation, will be the 2023 Columbia Mailman Class Day Speaker and recipient of the School’s Visionary Leadership Award. Castrucci earned his master's degree for work in the School’s Sociomedical Sciences department and currently leads the de Beaumont Foundation in its mission to drive innovation to improve the health of all communities.

The 2023 Columbia Mailman Class Day Celebration takes place at the Armory on West 168th Street on May 16. Columbia University Commencement is the following day.

With the help of a strong team, Castrucci built the de Beaumont Foundation into a leading voice in health philanthropy and public health practice. He has served in the health departments of Philadelphia, Texas, and Georgia; published nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles; and edited six books on public health. His varied background in public health research and practice gives him a unique perspective through which he shapes and implements visionary and practical initiatives. Most recently, he focused on policy solutions as the path for better health; the need for better, more equitable data systems; and strengthening public health practice.