Brent R. Gibson

Brent R. Gibson

Chief Health Officer, Managing Director

National Commission on Correctional Health Care, NCCHC Resources


Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, CAE, FACPM, CCHP-P, is Chief Health Officer for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and Managing Director of NCCHC Resources, the Commission’s technical consulting affiliate. He is a Certified Association Executive with eight years of association leadership experience, 12 years of public health leadership experience, and 16 years of service as a licensed physician.

As the physician executive for NCCHC, he works in a leadership and technical capacity and is deeply engaged in defining the overall strategy and direction of the organizations. He directly advises the NCCHC CEO, various NCCHC committees, and the Board of Directors on a variety of matters with a special emphasis on issues with clinical and public health implications. Working with the nation’s thought leaders and elected and appointed officials, he actively promotes the work of the Commission by serving in numerous outreach, facilitation, and technical support capacities.

Specific examples of his recent work include a novel NCCHC standard for the protection of the health of inmate workers, significant enhancements to the standard on clinical preventive services in jails and prisons, the launch of a novel physician certification (the CCHP-P), and leadership of the National Response Plan for Suicide Prevention in Corrections including a new partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Dr. Gibson is Managing Director for the affiliated not-for-profit consulting firm NCCHC Resources, Inc. Here, he and his team have provided critical technical assistance to correctional health care programs nationwide. Under his direct leadership, NCCHC Resources has pioneered the Correctional Health Care Management Office, an innovative continuous quality improvement and risk reduction initiative now in practice.

Dr. Gibson is a licensed physician and is board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He lives in the city of Chicago with his wife of 22 years and their children. His volunteer activities include regular service to his local parish.


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