Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP

Joined CPSTF: 2021

Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP is a professor in the Department of Health Systems Science at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. In this role, he develops curricula; teaches; and contributes to the school’s experiential learning, research and community engagement efforts.

Dr. Solomon joined Kaiser Permanente in 2003. As a founding executive in Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Program, he oversaw the design, execution, and evaluation of the organization’s community-based initiatives, and lead efforts to ensure the program’s responsiveness to evolving community health needs. He worked closely with other health plan and medical group leaders to develop and implement Kaiser Permanente’s multi-faceted strategy for addressing the social drivers of health. This included the organization’s efforts to identify and address the social needs of Kaiser Permanente members and the communities it serves.

Prior to working with Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Solomon served as deputy director of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development for Healthcare Quality and Analysis. While there, he oversaw the state’s hospital outcomes reporting program and analyses of racial and ethnic health disparities. 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 Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley.