Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates on June 13, 2023.

Officers and seven councils are elected by the American Medical Association House of Delegates (HOD) at the Annual Meeting. The elections are conducted during a special election session under the supervision of the Committee on Rules and Credentials and the chief teller, who are appointed by the speakers. The speaker and vice speaker are responsible for overall administration of the elections. Voting is conducted by secret ballot.





Candidate Carl Streed, Jr, MD, MPH-GLMA

You know me as a persistent advocate for evidence-based care and public policy. In testimony and in one-on-one conversations, I am consistent in my commitment to ensuring our AMA meets our mission of promoting the art and science of medicine and, particularly, the betterment of public health.

With public health facing legislative and judicial challenges, now more than ever it is critical our AMA is heard. We must be quick to respond to challenges to long-standing treatments and public health initiatives that safeguard the public’s health and improve the well-being of our patients. The AMA must be nimble and facile with the evidence ungirding all we do as clinicians, scientists and public health advocates. 

As a clinician-scientist focused on population health, I have gathered the tools, resources and network of experts to understand the myriad challenges facing our patients and the communities in which they live. As I always have, I will bring my experience working with local, state and national entities to craft and support initiatives spearheaded by our AMA. And with extensive experience assessing and addressing the health and well-being of marginalized populations, I will work to ensure no one is left behind in our efforts to better public health. 

As a member of CSAPH, I intend to have our AMA as one of the first groups consulted on any national public health initiative. I will work to have our AMA cited in local and state efforts to face new and old challenges in safeguarding the public’s health. I will strengthen our reputation as a respected leader in public health. To achieve this and more, we must: 

  1. Continue to support public health infrastructure (CSAPH Report: Full Commitment by our AMA to the Betterment and Strengthening of Public Health Systems).
  2. Recruit and retain the next generation of public health leaders (H-440.989 and D-305.964).
  3. Address the roots of health inequities, including explicit efforts to address social determinants of health (AMA Organizational Plan to Embed Racial Justice and Advance Health Equity).
  4. Improve and strengthen our health data sources, from electronic health records to national surveillance systems (H-440.813).

I believe in the strength of our AMA and the core values of our members that we are capable of improving the well-being of our patients and the public. I ask for your vote to serve on our Council on Science and Public Health so that I may ensure our AMA remains a trusted and effective leader for the betterment of public health. 

With extensive training in research, policy, and advocacy, including from George Washington University and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Streed has a demonstrated track record of generating evidence to advance clinical care and inform public policy. Public health has always been his passion.

  • His research in population health is funded by the National Institute of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the American Heart Association and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 
  • He led two scientific statements from the American Heart Association, which have expanded research on the myriad factors affecting the cardiovascular health of marginalized populations. His commitment to preventing cardiovascular disease, a public health priority, has earned him the distinction as a fellow of the American Heart Association. 
  • He serves as co-chair of the Fenway Institute Institutional Review Board, which oversees clinical and population health studies across the U.S. 
  • Through publication and national presentations, Dr. Streed’s research and experience in clinical trial oversight have influenced clinical and research practices in primary care, cardiology and oncology.
  • Given his expertise in gender-affirming care and population health, he served on the National Institute of Health Workshop regarding the Research Opportunities in Adult and Older Adult Gender-Affirming Care, which will inform future NIH research funding opportunities. 

Dr. Streed recognizes that it is essential to understand how to message the evidence generated to influence public health. To do this, he uses his experience as an ABC Medical Unit resident, translating medical and public health research for the public to be disseminated across web, radio and TV outlets. 

Dr. Streed brings the research experience and important translational knowledge that is keenly suited for service on our Council on Science and Public Health.

Dr. Streed has been a reliable and frequent name in public health with a focus on marginalized populations. 

  • Before pursuing a career in medicine, Dr. Streed was an elected member of the Chicago Department of Public Health HIV Prevention Planning Group, a federally mandated committee that lends its personal and professional expertise to monitor epidemiologic trends, behavioral research, and shifts in community norms and make strategic prevention program recommendations.
  • As an expert in research and public policy regarding gender-affirming care, he was made a member of the Global Expert Group on Transgender Health and HIV, Eurasian Key Populations Health Network (EKHN) Ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis in Eurasia, which has provided guidance on the development of interventions to serve often overlooked populations. 
  • Given his overlapping experience in LGBTQ health and infectious disease policies, he is a consultant for the Texas Health Institute to aid them in serving as one of eight national technical assistance centers in providing Best Practice information and responding to technical assistance requests, including the development of a “Best Practices” education series addressing Monkeypox and building on COVID-19 Best Practices and Lessons Learned.
  • As a leader in gender-affirming and related policies, he has presented and provided guidance to the America's Health Insurance Plans and White House Office of Personnel Management Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Carrier Conference on best practices in gender-affirming care. 
  • As a highly cited and effective population researcher, Dr. Streed has presented to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid studies and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on best practices in data collection, population health, and health equity. 
  • Given his career focus and trajectory, Dr. Streed is a frequent speaker for health profession schools across the globe, most recently in partnership with Swissnex, a global network connecting Switzerland and the world in education, research and innovation.

These experiences and more set him apart and reflect the depth of knowledge, skills and essential connections to advance our AMA’s efforts to better public health. 

Our responsibility as clinicians and public health advocates extends to our future colleagues. We must mentor, recruit and retain a robust public health workforce. As a staunch advocate for evidence-based policies, Dr. Streed is a trusted mentor for students and trainees who wish to improve the health of their patients beyond the clinic. As such, he serves in numerous roles to prepare our future physician workforce to use research and clinical practice to influence health policy.

  • Dr. Streed is an elected board member of the Point Foundation, which provides financial support, a community of peers, leadership training and mentorship to U.S. college students from around the world. 
  • Dr. Streed is a faculty advisor to the Medical Student Pride Alliance, a national forum and collaborative of LGBTQ+ medical students.
  • Dr. Streed is a frequent primary mentor for medical education and public health trainees and provides guidance on numerous national and international trainee projects to improve public health. 

Public health is about bettering the health and well-being of communities now and in the future, and that requires such forward-thinking and mentorship as Dr. Streed demonstrates. 

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality is proud to nominate Carl Streed, Jr, MD, MPH, FACP, FAHA, for our AMA Council on Science and Public Health. He is endorsed by the New England Delegation and the American College of Physicians. 

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