Jared T. Stokes
Public Health Advisor
Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy
Jared Theron Stokes, EdD, MA, MPH, CHES, is a Public Health Advisor at the Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP), assisting with the affairs and well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Dr. Stokes previously worked alongside the 20th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Jerome Michael Adams at the Office of the US Surgeon General (OSG). While at this position, he supervised the peer review process for manuscripts published through Public Health Reports (PHR), the official journal of the OSG and the US Public Health Service, managed contracts associated with PHR, and both developed and distributed promotional material for the journal among professional agencies, such as the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy. Dr. Stokes also, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, developed a report for Congress on opioid use among youth, which provided resources for politicians, health professionals, and parents regarding the matter. Dr. Stokes is a public health professional, specializing in health education. Having invested himself in health affairs for over a decade, Dr. Stokes understands the importance of health literacy and actively works to synthesize complex scientific information into language understood by the lay public. His career in health education began working with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health on a health education campaign, which used various media to promote awareness of the link between sodium consumption, hypertension, and stroke, and encourage reduced intake of high sodium foods. Dr. Stokes has also worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on youth outreach regarding health insurance and Baruch College concerning health promotion within the college campus.