Title/s: Deputy Director, Illinois Department of Public Health
Specialty Area: Health Law
David Carvalho is the Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health responsible for the Office of Policy, Planning and Statistics. The Office comprises Divisions of Epidemiological Studies, Health Policy, Health Statistics, Health Systems Development (CON), Patient Safety & Quality and Rural Health. The Office is responsible for implementation of the Adverse Healthcare Event Reporting Law, the Consumer Guide to Health, the Health Care Consumers Right-to-Know Act, the Hospital Report Card Act and the State Health Improvement Plan Act.
Carvalho has served as the legal and policy advisor to the Cook County Bureau of Health Services and legal counsel to the Cook County Board President. Prior to public service, Carvalho practiced corporate transactional law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Mayer, Brown & Platt. Carvalho serves on the boards of directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, where he is the finance committee chair,the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, where he is president, and the Suburban Primary Health Care Council. Carvalho received his AB in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College and his JD from Harvard Law School.
AB, summa cum laude, Harvard College
JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School