Dr. Henry Falk was born in New York City and attended Yeshiva University High School and College, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and then Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Falk served in multiple capacities at CDC, receiving multiple awards, such as the CDC Lifetime Science Achievement Award, the Distinguished Service Award of the US Public Health Service and the William C Watson Medal of Excellence at CDC.


He retired from the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps after 30 years of service as Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General, and from the CDC in December, 2010, although he continues there as a part-time consultant to the Deputy Director, ONDIEH/CDC on global aspects of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health. Currently, he is also part-time at Emory Rollins School of Public Health as an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health. He is also a member of Young Israel of Toco Hills and has served on the AJA Board since it’s inception. 

Dr. Falk has been married to Roslyn Sara Falk for 44 years and together they have 3 children: Raphael, Jacob and Rebecca.