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Robert Gerald Harmon

Robert Gerald Harmon, American public health executive. Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine. Decorated Meritorious Service medal United States Public Health Service.


  • Harmon, Robert Gerald was born on March 20, 1944 in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Thomas Frederick and Eleandor Virginia (Colley) Harmon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Zoology, Washington University, 1966. Doctor of Medicine, Washington University, 1970. Master in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1977.


    • Intern, then resident University Colorado Medical Center, Denver, 1970-1973. Assistant professor health services and internal medicine University Washington, Seattle, 1977-1980. Chairman department community medicine Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, 1980-1985.

      Deputy director Maricopa County Division Public Health, 1980-1982, director, 1983-1985. Director Department Health State of Missouri, Jefferson City, 1986-1990. Clinical professor University Missouri School Medicine, Columbia, 1986-1990.

      Administrator Health Resources Services Administration United States Public Health Service/Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland, 1990-1993. Senior vice president MetraHealth Center for Corporation Health Inc., Oakton, Virginia, 1994-1995. Vice president, national medical director Optum division UnitedHealth Group, McLean, 1996—2004.

      Director, chief medical officer Center for Health Care Policy and Evaluation Ingenix/United Health Group, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 2004—2005. Director Duval County Health Department, Jacksonville, since 2006. Clinical professor School Medicine, University Florida, since 2007.

      & Colonel Health, U North Fla, Jacksonville, since 2009.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine.


    • Contributor over 50 articles to professional journals.


    Board directors Partnership for Prevention, District of Columbia, 1996-2005, National Board Public Health Examiners, District of Columbia, 2005-2010. With commissioned corps United States Public Health Service, 1974-1975, 90-93. Fellow American College Preventive Medicine (president 2003-2005).

    Member National Association County Health Officials (president 1983-1985), Association State and Territorial Health Officials (executive committee 1987-1990), Arizona County Health Officials Association (founder, president 1984-1985), Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Omega.





    • Children: Rex, Susan.
    • father: Thomas Frederick Harmon
    • mother: Eleandor Virginia (Colley) Harmon
    • children: Rex Harmon
    • Susan Harmon
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    Born March 20, 1944
    (age 73)