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Chief Public Health Officer
Denise Z. Fair, MBA, MPH, FACHE
Denise Fair serves as chief public health officer for the Detroit Health Department, appointed by Mayor Mike Duggan.
Prior to leading Detroit’s Health Department, Fair served as a group practice director at Henry Ford Health System, providing executive oversight for primary care clinics and multi-specialty medical centers. Prior to that she served as senior consultant and program administrator for Trinity Health System, managing a broad portfolio of operations including ambulatory clinics and urgent care facilities.
Fair holds board positions on the Detroit Authority and the Detroit URC Board of Directors. She has also served as part of the Executive Committee for the Livonia Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives Board of Directors.
Fair obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, a Master of Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, and earned her Master of Business Administration from the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. Fair is also board certified in health care management from the American College of Healthcare Executives.