From The Chief Public Health Officer

Denise Fair - Chief Public Health Official

Dear Detroit Residents,

It is a joy to be here at the City of Detroit Health Department and to serve as your Chief Public Health Officer! I am excited to take on this role and am committed to working with the team to deliver world-class public health programs. 

My mission in life has always been to inspire and motivate people, which is why I chose to work in healthcare. Now as a resident of Detroit, I am grateful to have the opportunity to give back by being your advocate.

My goal is to partner with each of you to discover ways we can collaborate to fix the many healthcare challenges that this community is facing. 

Over the next couple of months, I want to meet with as many of you as I can. I will be visiting community meetings, local businesses and faith-based organizations. I want to hear your stories and I am curious to hear your ideas and concerns as we work together to create a healthier Detroit!


Denise Fair, MPH, FACHE

Chief Public Health Officer 

Detroit Health Department