Peter Long, Ph.D.
Peter Long, Ph.D., is the president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation. He served in leadership roles at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and The California Endowment. He has extensive experience working on health policy issues at the state, national, and global levels, and has written numerous papers on a variety of health policy topics.
Dr. Long also served as the director of development and programs and then executive director of the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley in San Jose. Previously, he served as a legislative analyst for the National Progressive Primary Health Care Network in Cape Town, South Africa, during the country’s transition to democracy.
He received his bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University; a master’s in health policy from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health; and his doctorate in health services from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2011, Dr. Long was inducted into the UCLA School of Public Health Alumni Hall of Fame.