Matt Longjohn, M.D., M.P.H.
V.P., Evidence-Based Health Interventions and Community Integrated Health/National Health Officer
Matt Longjohn is charged with developing evidence-based health solutions and scaling them to YMCAs across the country.
He led the successful cooperative agreement with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to deliver the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to nearly 8,000 Medicare enrollees, resulting in the program becoming the first community-based preventative service to be certified as a cost-saving intervention. Longjohn came to Y-USA in January 2011.
He serves on a number of national advisory committees and is an assistant adjunct professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He previously served as the founding Executive Director of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children and as a fellow at the Altarum Institute.
Longjohn earned a medical degree and master’s degree in public health from Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kalamazoo College.