[photo, Charles R. Buck, Jr., Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene] CHARLES R. BUCK, JR., SC.D.
Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, 1979-83

Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, January 1979 to June 1983. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1979-83; Task Force on Permits Simplification, 1979-80; Maryland Council on the Economy, Environment, and Energy Production, 1979-83; Educational Coordinating Council for State Hospitals and Juvenile Institutions, 1979-83; Herring Run Watershed Association Commission, 1979-83; Maryland Highway Safety Coordinating Committee, 1979-83; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1979-83; Regional Planning Council, 1979-83; Governor's Task Force on Title XX Planning, 1979-83; State Development Council, 1980-83; Emergency Management Advisory Council, 1981-83; Governor's Task Force to Streamline State Government, 1981-82. Chair, State Coordinating Council for the Residential Placement of Handicapped Children, 1982-83. Member, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 1982-83; Interdepartmental Committee for Telecommunications Master Planning, 1982-83.

Born in Peoria, Illinois, March 28, 1941. Northwestern University, B.S., 1964; University of Missouri-Columbia, M.S.I.E. (industrial engineering), 1965, M.P.H. (public health administration), 1969; School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Sc.D., 1972. Awarded Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, 1972; associate member, Sigma Xi; member. Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honorary. Director of Municipal Health Services, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1974-78. Executive Director, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1983-85. Board of Directors, Delaware Valley Hospital Council, 1984-85. Founding member, Leapfrog Group. 2000. Board of Directors, DoctorQuality, Inc., 2001. Member, Joint Commission Board of Commissioners, 2009-. Board of Directors, Moorings Park Continuing Care Community, 2011-. Former director of planning. The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and assistant professor of Health Services Administration, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Former program leader, Health Care Quality, E-health, and Strategic Initiatives for General Electric Company. Past member, Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine. Author or co-author of various articles on health care management, including "Peer Review: Impact of a System Based on Billing Claims," Ibid. (1974); "Should Planning Agencies Allocate Managers Instead of Beds?," New England Journal of Medicine 299 (1978); "Teaching Nursing Homes: Prospects for Improving Long-term Care," Journal of the American Geriatric Society 33(3) (1985). Married; two children.

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