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Dave Chokshi, MD

Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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  • Health Equity Tool

    Together with Human Impact Partners, we created an Equity Lens Tool for health officials and their staffs to use in the context of COVID-related decision making.

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  • 2020 Transition Paper

    The next Administration and 117th Congress must implement policies to address COVID-19, substance use, systemic racism, and other health threats.

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The greater the investment in public health programs and education, the better our collective health outcomes, and the less devastating any future pandemic or comparable crisis will be. 

Dave Chokshi, MD, Commissioner

Frontline Blog

Protecting the Health and Safety of New York City: A Conversation with Dr. Dave Chokshi

Dr. Dave A. Chokshi joined the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as commissioner in August 2020. Even under normal circumstances, protecting the health and safety of millions of New Yorkers is no easy task. The coronavirus pandemic has presented even greater challenges. The Big Cities Health Coalition team spoke with Dr. Chokshi about his background in public health, his first month on the job, biggest challenges, and his goals for his tenure.

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