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Dr. Eric Handler Dr. Eric Handler, MD, MPH
Former Interim Pasadena Public Health Officer
Public Health Perspective

Dr. Handler was appointed interim Pasadena Public Health Officer from 2022-2023. He also served as the Orange County Public Health Officer from 2006-19. Prior to his work in Orange County, he was the Chief Medical Officer, Boston Region, for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from 2004-2006. He served as Deputy Secretary for Children’s Medical Services in the Florida Department of Health from 1996-2000. Dr. Handler was the Chief Medical Officer for the Florida Department of Children and Families between 2000-03.

A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Handler received his bachelor of arts degree and master’s of public health (MPH) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and he received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. He completed his pediatrics internship and residency at L.A. County-USC Hospital and completed a pediatric rehabilitation fellowship at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital.