Dr. Mysheika W. Roberts joined Columbus Public Health in 2006.
Mysheika W. Roberts, MD, MPH
Health is working to protect the health and improve the lives of all residents by
addressing our community’s most critical public health issues such as infant
mortality, the opioid epidemic, tobacco use and gun violence.
Commissioner Dr. Mysheika W. Roberts leads the organization and a team of more
than 500 public health professionals who are focused on neighborhood-based approaches
that address the social determinants of health from safe, affordable housing
and education to jobs and food access in order to decrease the health
disparities that exist.
Dr. Roberts has
a prolific 20 year public health background at the local, state and national
levels. Prior to her appointment as health commissioner in December 2017, she
was the medical director and assistant health commissioner at Columbus Public
Health. She also built a solid public health foundation early in her career by
serving as an epidemic intelligence service officer for the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention in Ohio and leading an STD clinic at the Baltimore City
Dr. Roberts extends her service to the
community beyond the walls of Columbus Public Health where she serves as: co-chair
of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Health Equity Advisory
Board; member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation
Board of Directors; member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Advisory Committee to the Director Health Equity Workgroup; member of the Lifeline of Ohio Minority Advisory Group; and,
member of the OhioHealth Faith, Culture and Community Benefit Committee. She
also is the immediate past chair of the Big Cities Health Coalition, a
collaboration of health departments from the 35 largest cities in the country
representing 61 million people.
She earned her doctor
of medicine from the University of Maryland and a master of public health from
the University of Michigan.
A native of Los
Angeles, she enjoys spending time with her husband Edward and their dogs Cosby
and Rudy while exploring the diverse culture and experiences of Columbus, the
14th largest city in the nation.
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