Dr. Eric Walsh was born in Hartford, CT. A graduate of Oakwood University, The University of Miami School of Medicine, and Loma Linda University School of Public Health, he is currently the Director/Health Officer for the City of Pasadena Health Department in Pasadena, CA. He has previously served as the Medical Director for the Family Health Division of the Orange County Health Care Agency in Santa Ana, California. In addition to being on staff at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and at the University of California, Irvine as an adjunct Professor, Dr. Walsh has served under the current and previous White House Administrations on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Walsh is the immediate past President of the California Academy of Preventive Medicine and has been on committees with the Centers for Disease Control and has a strong track record of serving on boards or in collaboration with many grass roots organizations in Southern California to improve the health of at risk populations. The recipient of many awards, including a Congressional Recognition for his leadership and contribution to the health of children, he was most recently awarded the prestigious 100 Black Men of Orange County Award in Health and Wellness Care. Dr. Walsh is a sought after speaker on issues related to social justice, social determinants of health, spirituality and health and maternal/child health issues among other topics. He is dedicated to serving the residents through public health practices and policy development that increases the ability for individuals to attain health and wellness.