American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Charles M. Yarborough, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, is currently president and owner of CYHealthAssociates, LLC, and from 2007-2015 he was the Director for Medical Strategies and Health Promotion, Health & Wellness Department, Lockheed Martin Corporation based in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Yarborough has over 25 years of experience in guiding health initiatives for Fortune 100 companies including Exxon and Caterpillar. For 3 years before joining LMC, he was senior managing scientist in New York City for an international engineering and health consulting firm.
Training under Dr. Tinsley Harrison (who was editor-in-chief of the first five editions of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine) he obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a Master of Public Health degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Yarborough took his internship and residency training in internal medicine under Dr. Walter Kirkendall at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, including the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, followed by training in occupational/preventive medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Dr. Yarborough is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and also in Preventive/Occupational Medicine and holds active medical licenses in 6 states. Dr. Yarborough has staff privileges at Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital in Bethesda and is a voluntary physician for a free community health center. Before that, he was a Chief Physician at the Veterans Administration Health Care System and on the medical staff of the University Medical Center at Princeton, New Jersey, and at several other major U.S. medical centers. Dr. Yarborough is an elected member of Delta Omega, the National Public Health Honors Society, and served from 2003-2007 on a health advisory committee for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reporting to its Director.
For many years Dr. Yarborough was a voting member of the Physicians’ Consortium on Quality Improvement® of the American Medical Association. In 2011 he was appointed by the governor to serve on the Operating Model and Insurance Rules Committee for Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange Board. Since its inception 3 years ago as a non-profit organization, Dr. Yarborough serves now as Honorary Chair of the International Corporate Health Leadership Council, a “think tank” of experts on health issues facing global companies (www.ichlc.org). Dr. Yarborough is one of the corporate physicians who co-authored a statement of support for the first United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Disease involving Heads of State held in September of 2011.
Dr. Yarborough is Vice President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). He is an advisor for a medicine residency training program at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, and is Associate in the Department of Health Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He led the development of the initial framework for ACOEM’s Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA), serving as its Committee Chair for 7 years, and continues to serve as a Judge for this annual award and others. Dr. Yarborough received ACOEM President’s Award in 1997. As well as having published many articles and serving as a reviewer for prominent peer-reviewed medical journals such as the American Journal of Epidemiology, Dr. Yarborough has been invited to speak many times at U.S. and international meetings concerning healthcare delivery systems, including the International Congress on Occupational Health held in Stockholm, on Healthy Life Expectancy at a TEDx session in 2013, and a national workshop by the Institute of Medicine on population health management.