Douglas M. Brooks, MSW
Douglas M. Brooks, MSW is the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy. He is the President’s lead advisor on domestic HIV/AIDS and is responsible for overseeing implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and guiding the Administration’s HIV/AIDS policies across Federal agencies.
Prior to joining the Administration, Brooks was the Senior Vice President for Community, Health, and Public Policy at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI), a regional health and human service agency with a range of residential and community-based services in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. He also previously served as Executive Director of the Sidney Borum Jr. Community Health Center.
Brooks’s prior work includes directly managing and/or overseeing the management of federally funded projects, including Ryan White programs for adolescents, CDC Prevention for African American/Black youth, and a HRSA and HOPWA Special Project of National Significance (SPNS). For twelve years he represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of the Massachusetts-South Africa Health Task Force.
Brooks was a Visiting Fellow at the McCormack School Center for Social Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of AIDS United in Washington, DC. In 2010, Douglas was appointed to The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and subsequently named that body’s liaison to the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee.
Brooks, a person living with HIV, earned a Bachelor of Science from Lesley University, a Master of Social Work from Boston University, and is a licensed clinical social worker in Massachusetts.