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Hutton Health Consulting is a public health consulting firm that provides innovative and evidence-based solutions to our nation’s biggest public health problems. We have a team of consultants with various expertise that includes infectious disease outbreaks, chronic disease prevention, environmental health, water quality, communicable disease surveillance, antimicrobial resistance, healthcare facility infection control, early childhood programs, immunization information systems, emergency preparedness, strategic communications, and media relations.

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Brad Hutton, M.P.H.

Founder and Public Health Consultant

Brad Hutton has nearly 30 years of experience in public health, including 26 years at the New York State Department of Health. For 10 years he served in leadership positions, including as Deputy Commissioner of Public Health where he was the Incident Commander leading public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Legionellosis, measles, and Zika outbreaks. Brad oversaw the nation-leading response to emerging contaminants in drinking water and other environmental health threats, and directed all community health programs including syndromic surveillance, tobacco control, immunization, and emergency preparedness. Brad was instrumental in implementing reforms to the New York State Early Intervention Program that he oversaw for five years, and is a Clinical Professor in the Health Policy Management and Behavior Department at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health.  

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Shannon Hutton, M.Ed., M.P.A.

Strategic Communications Consultant

Shannon Hutton has more than 25 years of experience working with various sectors including K-12 and higher education, healthcare/pharma, nonprofit organizations, small business, and state government. She collaborates with leadership teams to design, implement, and evaluate strategic, audience-driven communications to broaden awareness of organizational initiatives; elevate brand identity; promote thought leadership; advance advocacy positions; and improve executive and internal communications. Shannon secures coverage in national and regional media outlets with a targeted approach to external and media relations. She advises organizations on strategic planning, online reputation management, and executes crisis communications.

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Elizabeth Dufort, M.D., FAAP

Public Health Physician

Dr. Dufort is a pediatric infectious diseases physician with over 18 years of experience in infectious diseases and public health. She previously served as Medical Director in the Division of Epidemiology and the Emerging Infections Program at the New York State Department of Health where she played a lead role in the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zika, measles, and other outbreaks. Dr. Dufort provides clinical perspective, infectious disease knowledge, academic expertise, and applied public health experience. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Albany Medical College.

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Michael Waxman, M.D., M.P.H.

Emergency Medicine Physician

Dr. Waxman is a physician and researcher with more than 18 years of experience in clinical medicine, program development, and research. He completed residencies in emergency medicine and preventive medicine, and a fellowship in HIV prevention research. Dr. Waxman is a nationally recognized expert on the intersection of emergency medicine and public health. He currently practices emergency medicine, addiction medicine, and is Research Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Albany Medical College.

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Roger Sokol, Ph.D.

Environmental Health Consultant

Roger Sokol has more than 30 years of experience as an environmental scientist, including 24 years in
environmental public health at the New York State Department of Health where he used the latest scientific research and evidence-based programs to reduce environmental health risks. Dr. Sokol served as the state’s drinking water administrator for seven years and retired from state service as the Deputy Director of the Center for Environmental Health. He helped develop and implement several nation-leading regulatory programs, and served as an Assistant Professor at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health.

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Andy Gomm, M.S.W.

Early Childhood Consultant

Andy Gomm has over 30 years of experience in early intervention and early childhood systems. He was New Mexico’s Director of Early Intervention (Part C) for over 20 years, a program recognized nationally for implementing quality evidence-based practices. Andy helped secure legislation requiring private insurance coverage for early intervention services, was President of the IDEA Infant Toddler Coordinators Association, and helped establish the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department. He works with states on promoting infant and early childhood mental health practices, data systems, rate studies, policy analysis, and systems planning.

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