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, Respect, Transparency and Accountability

Our Leadership

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

Kenyetta Walker
Acting Deputy Director

Najibah K. Rehman, MD, MPH
Medical Director

Dr. Iris Taylor, PhD
Director of Nursing

Angelique Rodriquez - Edge, MM
Director of Operations

Barb Roethler, BA
Director of Marketing and Communications 

Randy E. David, PhD
Chief of Epidemiology 

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