Mysheika Roberts, MD, MPH
Co-Chair of the Health Equity Board
Health Commissioner for the City of Columbus
City of Columbus Health Commissioner, Mysheika Roberts, MD, MPH, leads the organization and a team of more than 500 public health professionals focused on neighborhood-based approaches that address and decrease the disparities that exist related to social determinants of health – from safe, affordable housing and education to jobs and food access.
Dr. Roberts has a prolific 20-year public health background at the local, state and national levels. Prior to her appointment as health commissioner in December 2017, she was the medical director and assistant health commissioner at Columbus Public Health. She also built a solid public health foundation early in her career by serving as an epidemic intelligence service officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Ohio and leading an STD clinic at the Baltimore City Health Department.
- Member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation Board of Directors
- Member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee and Director of the Health Equity Workgroup
- Member of the Lifeline of Ohio Minority Advisory Group
- Member of the OhioHealth Faith, Culture and Community Benefit Committee
- Immediate past chair of the Big Cities Health Coalition, a collaboration of health departments from the 35 largest cities in the country representing 61 million people
- Doctor of Medicine from the University of Maryland
- Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan