About the Health Department

Our Work

The Detroit Health Department has been providing important public health services to Detroiters for over 100 years.  Under the leadership of Denise Fair Razo, MBA, MPH, FACHE, the Health Department’s mission is to foster collaborative efforts that protect and promote public health, equity, safety and well-being. 

Mission - Address public and population health priorities of Detroiters 
Vision - We envision healthy communities where every Detroiter has the opportunity to thrive 
Values - Quality Service, Transparency, Accountability and Respect

Our Leadership

Denise Fair Razo, MBA, MPH, FACHE
Chief Public Health Officer

Christina Floyd, MPH
Deputy Director of Public Health

Leah Smith,  BA
Administrative Director of Operations

Claudia Richardson, MD, MPH, FACOG 
Medical Director

Iris Taylor, PhD
Administrator of Clinical Programs 

Yolanda R. Hill-Ashford, LLMSW
Director of Public Health Programs

Nikita Cargins, MPA
Director of Marketing and Communications