Allen Noonan, MD, MPH 


Allan Noonan is a retired professional who is a former senior advisor to the Office of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), the former Assistant Surgeon General, and the founding dean of the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy. The school includes an accredited graduate public health training program for master’s and doctoral students; an accredited nutritional sciences program for undergraduate students; and a nursing program for bachelor’s and master’s students.

Dr. Noonan has been a proactive public health professional for over 30 years. He has developed and implemented multiple public health programs at local, state, national, and international levels. His areas of focus have included epidemiology, maternal/child health, public health administration, and health professional training. He served as the Secretary of Health for the state of Pennsylvania; the Regional Health Administrator with responsibility for USPHS programs in six Midwestern states; and the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Health. Throughout his distinguished career, he has played key roles in efforts to eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in health outcomes; implemented strategies to improve the health status of underserved populations; and facilitated health promotion nationally and in the state of Maryland.