Arturo Brito, MD MPH, will join The Nicholson Foundation on March 13, 2017 as its Executive Director. Brito is currently the Deputy Commissioner, Public Health Services, of the New Jersey State Department of Health, and will step down from that position to assume the role as head of The Nicholson Foundation. He brings to the Foundation a unique combination of clinical, academic, and administrative experience, with particular expertise in program development for vulnerable populations.
Brito is a pediatrician who also holds a master’s degree in public health. Born in Cuba, Brito came to the United States at age 7. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and completed his pediatric residency at Emory University School of Medicine. Early in his career, Brito practiced as a pediatrician in southwestern Alaska and in South Florida. In Florida, he oversaw the South Florida Children's Health Project and served on the faculty of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics.