Dr. Kisha Davis Nominated to Montgomery Health Department

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced the nomination of Dr. Kisha Davis to serve as the County Health Officer, with a confirmation vote scheduled for Tuesday, November 15.

According to the press release, Dr. Davis would be responsible for continuing the County’s efforts on disease control and prevention, eliminating health inequities, promoting county-wide inclusion of health in all policies and working with the Maryland Department of Health coordinating disease control and the development and implementation of State health policies.

From County Executive Marc Elrich:

“With the nomination of Dr. Kisha Davis as our County’s next health officer, we have found a health expert and leader committed to innovation, equity, and access to healthcare.”

In her most recent role, Dr. Davis served as vice president for health equity at Bethesda-based Aledale, an organization that works with independent medical practices, health centers and clinics to support the delivery of high quality, equitable patient care. She served as a project manager on the Family Medicine for America’s Health project focusing on payment reform, practice transformation, technology and health equity. Previously she served as the medical director for CHI Healthcare, a primary care center in Gaithersburg.

County Council leadership applauded the nomination.

“The Council is thrilled to have received the nomination from County Executive Marc Elrich of Dr. Kisha Davis to serve as Montgomery County’s Health Officer,” said Council President Gabe Albornoz, who chairs the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee. “We are fortunate to have an accomplished public health professional with her caliber of experience and expertise poised to lead Montgomery County’s health strategies and ensure the health of our community.

Dr. Davis is a native of Montgomery County and earned her BS in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University, her MPH degree from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and her MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Additionally, she was a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, working to strengthen the connections between the food and medical safety net.

Read the full press release.