SESHA 2018 Speaker Biography
Ronald Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM Dr. Ronald Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM is the Vice Chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine, and Past-President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Dr. Loeppke is an internationally recognized leader in the field of occupational and environmental (OEM) medicine, employee wellness, and health and productivity management. In his role at U.S. Preventive Medicine (USPM) he oversees a wide-ranging portfolio of prevention and population health management products and services that includes clinically based workplace wellness, chronic disease management health coaching and mobile health applications. Dr. Loeppke is a leader of USPM’s global prevention initiatives that engages with employers, health plans, government entities and individual consumers based on the clinical science of preventive medicine: primary prevention (wellness and health promotion to keep healthy people healthy), secondary prevention (screening for earlier detection/diagnosis) and tertiary prevention (early evidence-based treatment to reduce complications and disability). Prior to joining USPM, Dr. Loeppke served as Executive Vice President of Health and Productivity Strategy at Alere and as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Matria Healthcare, Inc. He has also served as Executive Vice President of CorSolutions, Inc., and was the founder and CEO of Health and Productivity Corporation of America. Dr. Loeppke has held several clinical positions, including working as Chair of the Department of Preventive and Occupational Medicine at the Greeley Medical Clinic, in Greeley, Colorado, and as a staff physician at several clinics and hospitals, including National Jewish Hospital and Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver, Colorado and Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley Colorado. Dr. Loeppke received a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University and his MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He also completed his Preventive Medicine Residency, Occupational Medicine Fellowship and a master’s in public health degree (MPH) at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has held a variety of leadership positions in medical and health-related organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Health Enhancement Research Organization and as Chair of the Integrated Benefits Institute. He served on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of Disease Management (now the Journal of Population Health Management) the Journal of Care Management, and the journal of Health and Productivity Management. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Occupational Physician Scholarship Fund and on the Advisory Board of Directors of the National Disability Management Organization. He has held leadership positions with a variety of professional organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational Medicine and the Colorado Medical Society. He has held numerous leadership positions with ACOEM in addition to his Board activities, including serving as Co-Chair of ACOEM’s Council of Public Affairs and as chair of many other committees and task forces. Dr. Loeppke’s research, articles and book chapters on population health management and workplace health and wellness have been published extensively in variety of peer reviewed scientific journals and other publications and he is a frequent speaker internationally on these topics.
Vice Chairman U.S. Preventive Medicine