Carla Haddad, MPH
Senior Advisor on Opioid Policy
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Carla Haddad is the Senior Advisor on Opioid Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this capacity, she provides high-level policy and oversight support to the Assistant Secretary for Health on HHS’ opioid overdose prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. Prior to this role, Carla spent eight years with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She most recently served as Policy Advisor to the HRSA Administrator, providing policy and strategic advice on a wide range of issues affecting HRSA programs and underserved populations. Carla also took on various public health roles in HRSA’s Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation, including co-leading the agency’s health reform implementation and coordinating federal efforts to increase access to health care services for individuals affected by lead-contaminated water in Flint, MI.
In 2015, Carla spent several months on an international assignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention South Africa Country Office where she managed President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief prevention initiatives. Carla hold a bachelor’s degree in biopsychology and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan.