Loel S. Solomon, PhD
Leader in prevention and community health programs
A Whole Person, Whole Community Approach to Obesity Prevention and Treatment
Vice President, Community Health Kaiser Permanente
Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP, joined Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program in 2003 and serves as Vice President for Community Health. In this position, Dr. Solomon works with health plan and medical group leaders to establish the strategic direction for Kaiser Permanente’s multi-faceted approach to prevention and community health and develops national partnerships to advance those ends. He was a co-founder of the Convergence Partnership, a collaborative of national funders working to advance policy and environmental approaches to community health, and currently serves on the Convergence Partnership’s steering committee. Dr. Solomon also leads Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Community of Practice and oversees the program’s evaluation and community health needs assessment activities. Prior to coming to Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Solomon served as Deputy Director of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) for Healthcare Quality and Analysis where he oversaw the state’s hospital outcomes reporting program, analyses of racial and ethnic health disparities and dissemination of healthcare data to researchers and members of the public. He served as a senior manager at the Lewin Group in Washington, DC and as a member of Senator Edward Kennedy’s health staff. Dr. Solomon received his PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University and a Master of Public Policy degree at University of California, Berkeley.