Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP
Director and Health Officer
City of Detroit Health Department
Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP is the Director and Health Officer for the Detroit Health Department and a practicing emergency physician at Henry Ford Hospital. As Detroit's chief health strategist, she executes the City's health agenda through collaborative partnerships, evidence-based programs, and a social justice lens focused on the resilience and strength of Detroiters. Under Dr. Khaldun's leadership, Detroit launched an 18-month community health assessment, and bridged health systems and public health in an effort to reduce infant mortality and unintended teen pregnancy. She is the driving force behind a proactive strategy to address child lead poisoning, restructuring of the city's animal welfare services, and several collaborations to tackle the opioid epidemic.
Most recently, Dr. Khaldun was the Chief Medical Officer of the Baltimore City Health Department. She has held several other local and national leadership positions, including Director of the Center for Injury Prevention and Control at George Washington University; Founder and Director of the Fellowship in Health Policy in the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine; and Fellow in the Obama administration’s Office of Health Reform. Dr. Khaldun obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, her MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and MPH in Health Policy from George Washington University.