Joneigh Khaldun, MD

Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP

Chief Medical Executive & Chief Deputy Director for Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Khaldun is the Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. In those roles, she provides overall medical guidance for the State of Michigan, and oversees the Population Health, Medical Services, Elderly and Aging Services, and Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities administrations. Prior to her role at MDHHS, she was the Director and Health Officer for the Detroit Health Department, where she oversaw a robust community-driven community health assessment, established a comprehensive reproductive health network, and led Detroit’s response to the Hepatitis A outbreak. In 2018, Dr. Khaldun was selected for the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health Award by the National Minority Quality Forum.

Previously, Dr. Khaldun was the Baltimore City Health Department’s Chief Medical Officer, where she oversaw seven clinics, a laboratory, and led efforts to address the opioid epidemic. She has held several local and national leadership positions, including Director of the Center for Injury Prevention and Control at George Washington University, Founder and Director of the Fellowship in Health Policy in the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine, and Fellow in the Obama administration’s Office of Health Reform. She has served on several national and local boards and committees, including the Commission on Health in Montgomery County, Maryland; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit; the Detroit Urban Research Collaborative; the governor-appointed Michigan Public Health Advisory Council; and the CDC Health Disparities Advisory Committee. Dr. Khaldun earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, MPH in Health Policy from George Washington University, and residency in emergency medicine at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY, where she served as chief resident. She practices emergency medicine part-time at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.