Director of Thought Leadership, Health, AARP
Dr. Erwin Tan is Director of Thought Leadership, Health, for AARP.
Prior to joining AARP, Dr. Tan served as Director of Senior Corps at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). In that capacity, Dr. Tan oversaw the RSVP, Foster Grandparent (FGP) and Senior Companion (SCP) programs that engage adults age 55 and over in volunteer service in their communities.
A board certified Internist and Geriatrician, Dr. Tan previously served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he was an attending physician in the Division of Geriatric Medicine. He was also a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health.
From 2003-2004, Dr. Tan was a White House Fellow serving as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Before coming to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, he was a member of the Bio Terrorism Working Group at the Department of Public Health in San Francisco and a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.
Dr. Tan was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He received a BA from Brown University and graduated from New York University School of Medicine as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. While at Brown University, Dr. Tan participated in the Tougaloo Exchange program, spending a semester at this historically black college in Jackson, Mississippi.