Dr. Mysheika W. Roberts joined Columbus Public Health in 2006.

Mysheika W. Roberts, MD, MPH

Health Commissioner


Columbus Public 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. 

Health 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 Health Department. 

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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