John Librett

Curriculum Vitae

John Librett portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Promotion & Education
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Parks, Recreation & Tourism



  • Ph.D., Health Promoition, University of Utah
  • M.P.H., Clinical Epidemiology , University of Utah
  • B.S., Medical Anthroplogy, University of Utah
  • B.S., Health Psychology , University of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • For outstanding service in developing effective publicprivate Healthy People 2010 partnerships and exemplary commitment to cross agency collaboration. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Asst. Secretary for Health’s Outstanding Team Performance award, 09/17/2002
  • For teen tobacco addiction research. University of Utah, College of Health, Distinguished Graduate Paper Award, 06/01/2001
  • For helping to pass state legislation and recognition for national research and program development. Utah Governor’s Award for Substance Abuse Prevention, 06/01/1995
  • For pioneering GIS research. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Student Research Award, 06/01/1995


As a cancer survivor, health scientist, and medical entrepreneur, I am a former member of the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Public Health Advisory Board, Clinical Director of the American Medical Athletic Association's Clinical Advisory Board, and past Chair of a White House Federal Interagency Health Council. On these issues, I have worked with the White House, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as governments and corporations in Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, and the U.S. I have held positions as: principal investigator, program manager, research associate, health scientist, chief science officer, and chief executive officer. I have developed evidence-based policy and programs in cancer prevention, chronic disease, surveillance, and precision and personalized medicine. I have managed complex budgets, worked with and managed internationally renowned research staff and scientists, published and presented in peer review journals and national media outlets. 


  • Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), Member, 10/03/2016 - present
  • Cancer Wellness House (CWH), Vice President, Business Development, 09/20/2016 - present
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Volunteer, 07/18/2016 - present

In the Media

  • Guest on NPR Morning Edition. 07/01/1995.
  • Research featured in Wall Street Journal. 07/01/1995.
  • Research featured on World News Tonight. 07/01/1995.


  • English, fluent.
  • French, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Americas
  • Europe

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