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Governor DeWine Selects New Ohio Department of Health Director

Dr. Amy Acton Appolinted to Serve in Crucial Department for Ohio ASCs

Governor DeWine Selects Health Director 

Newly inaugurated Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine rounded out his cabinet selections Tuesday (2/26) by announcing the appointment of Dr. Amy Acton as director of the Ohio Department of Health.

Dr. Acton is an officer in community research and grants management at The Columbus Foundation and previously served as Assistant Professor-Practice at The Ohio State University College of Public Health, a Division of Health Services, Management, and Policy, since 2011.

A licensed physician in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, she brings over 30 years of experience in teaching and data analysis, academic and nonprofit administration, government and community service, medical practice, consulting, as well as healthcare policy and advocacy.

She also served as Visiting Faculty Professor at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Adjunct Professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, and Director of Project L.O.V.E. (Love Our Kids, Vaccinate Early).

She attended medical school at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine; completed her internship and residency training in pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, and Children’s Hospital/OSU; and a residency in preventive medicine at The Ohio State University. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health from The Ohio State University.

The OAASC anticipates meeting with Dr. Acton in the coming weeks.


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