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Our Work

The Detroit Health Department has been providing important public health services to Detroiters for over 100 years.  Under the leadership of Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP, the Health Department’s mission is to work in partnership with Detroiters to protect and promote their health, well-being, safety and resilience, and to respond to every public health need with exceptional leadership, policies, programs and services.

Our Leadership

Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP
Executive Director & Health Officer 


Dr. Suzanne White
Chief Medical Advisor


Timothy Lawther, MPH, MA

Chief of Staff