Peter Long, PhD
President and CEO
Peter V. Long, Ph.D., is president and chief executive officer of Blue Shield of California Foundation, a health foundation established in 2002 to ensure access to quality, affordable care for all Californians, and to end domestic violence. Dr. Long has extensive background in health policy working on issues affecting underserved communities at the state, national, and global levels.
He has authored papers on a variety of health policy topics including: Medicaid coverage expansion, access to care, and health policy and legislation. 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 as 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, during the country’s transition to democracy.
He received his bachelor of arts degree 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 the University of California, Los Angeles. 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.