Chair - Education Committee

About Me

I am a correctional physician. The focus of my work is to ensure that the quality of health care provided to CJ populations is comparable to that delivered in the community.


Marc is a general internist on the faculty at the schools of public health at the University of Washington (Seattle) and the University of Albany. He is the former Assistant Secretary for Health Care at the Washington Department of Corrections and has also held jail and prison leadership positions in government and for-profit correctional health care systems in New York.   Marc provides, or has provided, assistance as a consultant to a variety of entities including: U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security, Receiver for the California Department of Corrections health services, the independent monitor in the DOJ v Miami-Dade County Jail, Federal Courts, Plaintiffs’ in the evolving case involving the prison in Parchman, Mississippi, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, National Sheriffs Association, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy, Human Rights Watch, the Pew Charitable Trust, and the Rockefeller Family Fund. Dr. Stern co-developed and taught the Medical Director’s Leadership Academy for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, the National Institute of Correction’s (US DOJ) Executive Manager in Correctional Healthcare program, a correctional health training program the Namibian Corrections Service, and was a contributor to the 2014 Jail and Prison Health Standards of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. Dr. Stern teaches Evidence Based Medicine at the Universities of Washington and Albany, chairs the Education Committee of the American College of Correctional Physicians, serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Directors of the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health where he also chairs the Education Committee, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Correctional Health Care and the advisory board of the International Journal of Prison Health.


University at Albany, College of Arts and Sciences, Albany; B.S., 1975 (Biology)

University at Albany, School of Education, Albany; AMST (Albany Math and Science Teachers) Teacher Education Program, 1975

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculté de Medecine, Brussels, Belgium; Candidature en Sciences Medicales, 1980

University at Buffalo, School of Medicine, Buffalo; M.D., 1982

University at Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals, Buffalo; Residency in Internal Medicine, 1985

Regenstrief Institute of Indiana University, and Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center; VA/NIH Fellowship in Primary Care Medicine and Health Services Research, 1992

Indiana University, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Bloomington; M.P.H., 1992


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