100 Most Influential People in Healthcare - 2017
Executive director, American Public Health Association
- Compensation: $357,713 - according to 2015 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 11
Benjamin is known as one of the nation's most influential physician leaders because he speaks passionately and eloquently about the health issues having the most impact on the nation today. He is leading the association's push to make America the healthiest nation in one generation. He chaired a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine committee, which found that U.S. academic biomedical research community is ill-prepared for disasters such as hurricanes and cyber-attacks.