Tomás J. Aragón, MD, DrPH

Radical transformational leadership is leading change from the universal values of dignity, equity, compassion and humility to transform self, people, systems and cultures towards equity, antiracism and sustainable results.

Inspired by Dr. Monica Sharma, Former director of United Nations Leadership Development

I am the State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Striving to embody and promote the universal values of dignity, equity, compassion and humility, I work to mobilize communities and institutions to transform policies and systems towards a culture of equity, antiracism, healing and health for all people and our planet. As State Public Health Officer, I exercise leadership and legal authority to protect and promote equity and health. As CDPH Director, I direct a nationally accredited state public health department. I am volunteer adjunct faculty at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. My curriculum vitae is here.