Gem Daus, M.A., has a distinguished portfolio of varied expertise and experience that will prove to be a helpful addition to the Roundtable. Mr. Daus has over 20 years’ experience in health policy, health communication, cultural competence, language access and community-based organization development. Prior to joining HRSA he was Executive Director, National Council on Interpreting in Health Care. Mr. Daus was honored to receive the National Leadership Award from the Center for the Study of Asian American Health which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improving Asian American health at the national level. He was also honored as a healthcare hero by the Congressional Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian and Pacific American Caucuses.
At HRSA Mr. Daus leads HRSA’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Work Group, co-leads the HHS Asian American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Work Group, leads HRSA’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Work Group, and co-leads the HHS Healthy People 2020 LGBT Work Group . Apart from his role at HRSA, Mr. Daus is an adjunct professor in Asian American Studies at University of Maryland at College Park.