Peter V. Long, Ph.D., President & CEO

Blue Shield of California Foundation
Dr. Peter Long is president and chief executive officer of Blue Shield of California Foundation.

He has authored papers on a variety of health policy topics. Dr. Long’s research also covers the social determinants of health, health impact assessments, and community health and development. He is an advisor for the Futures Without Violence task force on children and violence.

Dr. Long served in leadership roles at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and The California Endowment. He also served executive director of the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley and as a legislative analyst for the National Progressive Primary Health Care Network in Cape Town, South Africa.

He received his B.A. from Harvard University; a master’s in health policy from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health; and his doctorate in health services from UCLA. In 2011, Dr. Long was inducted into the UCLA School of Public Health Alumni Hall of Fame. He was also honored by the Insure the Uninsured Project and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for his leadership on expanding access to health care for Californians.