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Alaska Division of Public Health

The following resources and information are introductory information about the Alaska Division of Public Health:

Department Leadership

  • Heidi Hedberg Commissioner
  • Dr. Anne Zink Chief Medical Officer

Alaska Division of Public Health Leadership

  • Christy Lawton Acting Division Director
  • Tari O’Connor, MSW Division Deputy Director
  • Jayme Parker, PhD, MSPH, MB(ASCP)CM​ Section Chief, Public Health Laboratories
  • Eugene E. Wiseman MICP, BAS Section Chief, Section of Rural Community Health Systems
  • Joe McLaughlin, MD, MPH Section Chief, Section of Epidemiology
  • Becky Morisse, RN, BSN, MPH Section Chief, Section of Women’s, Children’s, Family Health
  • Gary Zientek, MD Chief Medical Examiner, State Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Kelly Tschida Section Chief, Section of Public Health Nursing
  • Karol Fink, MS, RDN Section Chief, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Rebecca Topol, SM Section Chief, Health Analytics and Vital Records

Helpful Links Related to Public Health

Organizational Charts

Laws and Codes for Alaska

Local, Federal and State Agencies