Anthony Schlaff, MD, MPH



Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Director, Public Health Programs



Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617.636.6584
Fax: 617.636.4017


MPH, Harvard University School Of Public Health (1990)
MD, Columbia College Of Physicians And Surgeons (1982)
BA, Magna Cum Laude, Yale University (1978)

Research Focus:

Specific areas of research focus have included Community-Oriented Primary Care models and methods; community organizing and community outreach methods in health promotion and disease prevention; and physician-community coalition building. More generally, I am interested in ways that physicians and the medical education system do or do not participate in efforts to improve public health and/or address problems with access and equity in our heath care system.

Select Publications:


  1. Sales, C Schlaff AL, “Reforming medical education: A synthesis of five critiques of medical practice.” Social Science & Medicine. 70(11):1665-8, 2010 Jun.
  2. Schlaff AL Robbins A, “Teaching Health Departments: Meeting the challenge of public health education.” Journal of Public Health Management & Practice.  15(5):439-42, 2009 Sep-Oct.
  3. Schlaff AL, “Lack of National Primary Care Organization Partnerships With Community Groups to Promote Health Care Reform”: American Journal of Public Health May 2005, Vol 95, No. 5 | 832-834
  4. Schlaff AL, Chang RW, Mayer L, “Public Health Education Reform in Context: A commentary on the Institute of Medicine’s Reprt ‘Who Will Keep the Public Healthy?’” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Sept-Oct 2005: Vol 11, No. 5: 465 – 468
  5. Schlaff, AL, "Boston's Codman Square Partnership for Health Promotion" Public Health Reports, Mar-Apr 1991: 106(2), pp. 186 - 191
  6. Schlaff AL, “Framing the Future’s Expert Panel Report on the MPH Degree:  A Step Backward?”  Journal of Public Health Management & Practice.  20(4): 368-370, 2014 Jul-Aug
  7. Schlaff AL, “Health Care and Human Health” Chapter in Debates on U.S. Health Care, Kronenfeld JJ, Parmet WE and Zezza MA eds. Sage 2012, Los Angeles, CA