Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH, is a member of the ACS CAN Board of Directors. He also serves on the American Cancer Society’s Mission Outcomes Committee and previously served on the former South Atlantic Division Board of Directors.
Dr. Plescia is the Chief Medical Officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and provides medical leadership and expertise across the agency and oversees the portfolio of chronic disease prevention and control programs. He has served in public health leadership roles at the local, state, and federal level in North Carolina and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Plescia received his medical degree, Master of Public Health, and Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He trained in Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. He is Board-certified in Family Medicine and has practiced in a variety of settings serving homeless, urban poor, and rural underserved populations. He has published extensively in the public health and family medicine literature.