Dr. Travis Gayles is the Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services for Montgomery County, Maryland. A 1997 Ron Brown Scholar, he received his BA in Public Policy Studies and African American Studies from Duke University, PhD in Community Health (Health Policy) and MD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Gayles completed his residency in pediatrics at Northwestern University, and an NIH-supported fellowship in Academic Pediatrics with a focus in Adolescent Medicine at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He currently holds faculty appointments at NYU, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland. In addition to his academic work, he is a member of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment, and chairs the Maryland State Immunization Committee and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Health Officer Committee.