Anthony B. Iton, MD, JD, MPH, senior vice president of Healthy Communities, joined The California Endowment in October 2009. The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation whose mission is to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.
Prior to his appointment at The California Endowment, Iton served since 2003 as both the director and County Health Officer for the Alameda County Public Health Department. In that role, he oversaw the creation of an innovative public health practice designed to eliminate health disparities by tackling the root causes of poor health that limit quality of life and lifespan in many of California's low-income communities.
Iton also served for three years as director of Health and Human Services and school medical advisor for the City of Stamford, Connecticut. Concurrent to that, he also served as a physician in internal medicine for Stamford Hospital's HIV Clinic. In addition, Iton served for five years as a primary care physician for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
Iton's varied career also includes past service as a staff attorney and health policy analyst for the West Coast regional office of Consumer's Union, and the publisher of Consumer Reports magazine.
Iton, who has been published in numerous public health and medical publications, is a regular public health lecturer and keynote speaker at conferences across the nation. He earned his BS in neurophysiology with honors, from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, his JD at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.