ETR Board Member Michael Bird honored as California (UC) Berkeley School of Public Health Alumni of the Year
University of California (UC) Berkeley School of Public Health has named ETR board member Michael E. Bird as Alumni of the Year. He will be honored at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.
Michael E. Bird is past president of the American Public Health Association (2000--2001) and was the first Native American and first social worker to hold that office. A public health consultant, he has more than 25 years of public health experience in the areas of medical social work, substance abuse prevention, health promotion and disease prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, behavioral health and health care administration. Most recently he served as regional director for the implementation of a statewide behavioral health program for Native Americans in New Mexico with ValueOptions-New Mexico, a national behavioral health company. Prior to that, he served as executive director of the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center. He worked with the United States Public Health Service for more than 20 years, from 1977 to 2000. In 2003 he received the Minority Congressional Caucuses Healthcare Hero Award. He received his MPH from UC Berkeley in 1983.