Dr. Broderick Tapped for Interim Post
Eric B. Broderick, D.D.S., M.P.H., will guide SAMHSA
in the interim period until President Bush nominates
and the Senate confirms a new Administrator for the Agency.
Dr. Broderick’s career spans 33 years at the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. He is an Assistant
Surgeon General, and a Rear Admiral, in the United States
Public Health Service. His extensive experience includes
managing public health programs focusing on mental health,
substance abuse, and oral health for the Indian Health
Service. In addition, he has expertise in health policy
development and program assessment.
Dr. Broderick has served as SAMHSA’s Acting Deputy
Administrator since March 2006. Between 2002 and 2005,
he served as Senior Advisor for Tribal Health Policy
in the Immediate Office of the Secretary, Office of Governmental
Dr. Broderick obtained both his undergraduate and dental
degrees from Indiana University. He was awarded a Master
in Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma
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