Deputy Administrator of SAMHSA
Rear Admiral Eric B. Broderick D.D.S., M.P.H., currently serves as the Deputy Administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). As Deputy Administrator, RADM Broderick is responsible for providing executive direction and leadership to a staff of approximately 528 with a fiscal year budget of approximately $3.3 billion.
RADM Broderick has served for 34 years in the Department of Health and Human Services as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service. He has extensive experience as a clinician, as well as in health program operations, health policy development, program assessment, and management. He has focused his career on addressing the health needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
After obtaining his bachelors and doctoral degrees from Indiana University, RADM Broderick completed a General Practice Residency at the United States Public Health Service Hospital in Seattle, WA. He then accepted a position with the Indian Health Service. (IHS) and worked in clinical settings in the western United States.
He was awarded a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma and attained Diplomat status in the American Board of Dental Public Health in 1990. He has served as the Director, Division of Oral Health and Acting Deputy Director, Office of Public Health for the Indian Health Service. Between 2002 and 2005 he served as Senior Advisor for Tribal Health Policy in the Immediate Office of the Secretary, HHS. He joined SAMHSA in 2006, where he has served as Acting Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator.
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Last updated: 11/30/2010