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Tara Jeanne O'Toole, American federal agency administrator, medical educator. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Preventive/Occupational Medicine.


O'Toole, Tara Jeanne was born on May 3, 1951 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Harold J. and Jeanne (Whalen) O'T.


Bachelor, Vassar College, 1974. Doctor of Medicine, George Washington University, 1981. Master in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1988.


Research assistant Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, New York City, 1974-1977. Resident in internal medicine Yale New Haven (Connecticut) Hospital, 1981-1984. Physician Baltimore Community Health Centers, 1984-1987.

Fellow in occupational medicine Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1987-1989. Senior analyst Office Technology Assessment, Washington, 1989-1993. Assistant secretary energy for environmental, safety and health United States Department Energy, 1993-1997.

Deputy director Johns Hopkins University Center Civilian Biodefense Studies, 1998—2001, director, 2001—2003. Professor medicine University Pittsburgh, 2003—2009. Chief Executive Officer Center for Bio Security, University Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2003—2009.

Under secretary for science & technical United States Department Homeland Security, Washington, since 2009. Chairman Board Federation American Scientists, since 2004.