Hear from Michigan’s chief medical executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun

Dr. Khaldun has been a guiding voice during the COVID-19 pandemic

Local 4 spoke with Michigan's Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun.

DETROITDr. Joneigh S. Khaldun is the Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Khaldun has been a guiding voice during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has helped make some of the most important decisions in Michigan’s fight against the virus.

Before she worked with the MDHHS, she was the Director and Health Office for the Detroit Health Department. She oversaw a community health assessment, established a reproductive health network and led new human service efforts.

Dr. Khaldun has received numerous awards. That includes the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health Award by the National Minority Quality Forum, the de Beaumont Foundation 40 Under 40 Leaders in Public Health Award, and the George Washington University Dean’s 950 Award.

Watch the video above to hear from Dr. Khaldun.

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About the Authors:

Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.