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State and Territorial Health Officials

Alabama
Tom Miller, MD, MPH [Bio]
State Health Officer

Alaska
Jay Butler, MD [Bio]
Director of Public Health

American Samoa
CSM Motusa Tuileama To'atolu Nua [Bio]
Director, Department of Health

Arizona
Cara M. Christ, MD [Bio]
Director and State Health Official

Arkansas
Nathaniel H. Smith, MD, MPH [Bio]
Director and State Health Officer

California
Karen Smith, MD, MPH [Bio]
Director and State Public Health Officer

Colorado
Larry Wolk, MD, MSPH [Bio]
Executive Director/Chief Medical Officer

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
Esther L. Muña, MHA, CPC [Bio]
CEO, Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation

Connecticut
Raul Pino, MD, MPH [Bio]
Commissioner

Delaware
Karyl Thomas Rattay, MD, MS [Bio]
Director, Division of Public Health

District of Columbia
LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH [Bio]
Director

Federated States of Micronesia
Honorable Magdalena Walter
Secretary

Florida
Celeste Philip, MD, MPH [Bio]
State Surgeon General

Georgia
Brenda C. Fitzgerald, MD [Bio]
Commissioner and State Health Officer

Guam
James W. Gillan, MS, HSA [Bio]
Director

Hawaii
Virginia Pressler, MD, MBA, FACS [Bio]
Director of Health

Idaho
Elke Shaw-Tulloch, MHS [Bio]
Public Health Administrator

Illinois
Nirav D. Shah, MD, JD [Bio]
Director of Public Health

Indiana
Jerome Adams, MD, MPH [Bio]
State Health Commissioner

Iowa
Gerd W. Clabaugh, MPA [Bio]
Director

Kansas
Susan Mosier, MD, MBA, FACS [Bio]
Secretary

Kentucky
Hiram C. Polk, MD [Bio]
Commissioner

Louisiana
Beth Scalco, MPA [Bio]
Assistant Secretary for Public Health

Maine
Christopher Pezzullo, DO [Bio]
State Health Officer

Maryland
Dennis R. Schrader
Secretary, Department of Health

Massachusetts
Monica Bharel, MD, MPH [Bio]
Commissioner

Michigan
Susan Moran, MPH [Bio]
Senior Deputy Director, Population Health & Community Services Administration

Minnesota
Edward P. Ehlinger, MD, MSPH [Bio]
Commissioner of Health

Mississippi
Mary Currier, MD, MPH [Bio]
State Health Officer

Missouri
Randall Williams, MD, FACOG
Director

Montana
Sheila Hogan
Director

Nebraska
Thomas L. Williams, MD [Bio]
Chief Medical Officer and Director, Office of Public Health

Nevada
Cody L. Phinney, MPH [Bio]
Administrator

New Hampshire
Lisa Morris, MSSW [Bio]
Director, Division of Public Health Service

New Jersey
Cathleen Bennett, JD, MGA [Bio]
Commissioner

New Mexico
K. Lynn Gallagher, JD [Bio]
Cabinet Secretary

New York
Howard Zucker, MD, JD [Bio]
Commissioner of Health

North Carolina
Danny Staley, MS [Bio]
Director, Division of Public Health

North Dakota
Mylynn Tufte
State Health Officer

Ohio
Richard A. Hodges, MPA [Bio]
Director of Health

Oklahoma
Terry L. Cline, PhD [Bio]
Commissioner of Health

Oregon
Lillian M. Shirley, BSN, MPH, MPA [Bio]
Public Health Director

Pennsylvania
Karen Murphy, PhD, RN [Bio]
Acting Secretary of Health

Puerto Rico
Rafael Rodríguez Mercado, MD
Secretary of Health

Republic of the Marshall Islands
The Honorable Kalani Kaneko
Minister of Health

Republic of Palau
Emais Roberts, MD
Minister of Health, Ministry of Health

Rhode Island
Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH [Bio]
Director

South Carolina
Catherine Heigel [Bio]
Director

South Dakota
Kim Malsam-Rysdon [Bio]
Secretary

Tennessee
John J. Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM [Bio]
Commissioner

Texas
John Hellerstedt, MD [Bio]
Commissioner

Utah
Joseph Miner, MD [Bio]
Executive Director

Vermont
Mark Levine, MD [Bio]
Commissioner of Health 

Virgin Islands
Michelle S. Davis, PhD [Bio]
Health Commissioner and Chief Health Officer

Virginia
Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH [Bio]
Commissioner of Health

Washington
John M. Wiesman, DrPH, MPH [Bio]
Secretary of Health

West Virginia
Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH [Bio]
Commissioner/State Health Officer

Wisconsin
Karen D. McKeown, RN, MSN [Bio]
Administrator/State Health Official

Wyoming
Wendy Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM [Bio]
State Health Officer and Senior Administrator, Public Health Division


Last updated: January 2017