Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced Amy Acton, M.D., M.P.H., is his nominee to lead the Ohio Department of Health. Dr. Acton brings more than 30 years of experience in public health and preventative medicine.
A licensed physician, Acton most recently served as a Community Research and Grants Management Officer at the Columbus Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, Acton served as an assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Public Health. She attended medical school at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. She completed a residency in preventative medicine at The Ohio State University and holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the Ohio State University. She and her husband have six children.
The Director will lead the department in enacting its mission to protect and improve the health of all Ohioans by preventing disease, promoting good health, and assuring access to quality care.