The Medical Director serves as medical authority for the Ohio Department of Health.
The Office of the Medical Director serves as the lead clinician for the Ohio Department of Health and advises the director and agency in all matters related to public health and the development and implementation of statewide public health policies and programs. The office provides leadership for all core public health functions as established by National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) and Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).
The Office of the Medical Director routinely coordinates with ODH programs, other state agencies and stakeholders regarding emerging and ongoing public health concerns including infant mortality, opioid abuse, emergency preparedness and infectious disease outbreaks.
The Office of the Medical Director also oversees the following programs: