Alumna Leads Michigan’s Public Health Response to COVID-19 pandemic

As chief medical executive for the state of Michigan, Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH ’13, has led the state’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Khaldun, who received her Master of Public Health degree from Milken Institute School of Public Health, has focused the state’s efforts on using data to drive sound public health policy.

This work has been informed by her time at GW, where she was a health policy fellow from 2010 to 2012 and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences through 2013.

“From my perspective, I’m a physician and a public health leader, and I don’t get involved in the political back-and-forth,” Khaldun said. “My goal is to give the Governor sound advice about public health best practice and the current data and projections of the disease in Michigan, so she can make well-informed decisions.”

Read more about Khaldun’s work with the state of Michigan in GW Today.