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 obesity.
Commissioner Dr. Mysheika W. Roberts leads the organization and a team of
nearly 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 violent crime, in order to decrease the health
disparities that exist.
Dr. Roberts has
a prolific 18-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 foundation in public health early in her career by
investigating outbreaks in Ohio for the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention and leading an STD clinic and hepatitis prevention efforts at the
Baltimore City Health Department.
Dr. Roberts extends her service to the
community beyond the walls of Columbus Public Health where she is active on
several boards, including the Columbus
Medical Association Foundation, YWCA of Columbus and the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, as
well as the Lifeline of Ohio Minority Advisory Group and OhioHealth’s Faith,
Culture and Community Benefit Committee. She also serves as a mentor in
OhioHealth’s Physician Diversity Scholars Program.
She earned her
MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and her MPH from the
University of Michigan.
A native of Los
Angeles, she now calls Columbus home and enjoys spending down time with her
husband Edward and their dogs Cosby and Rudy.