Health District Hires New Health Officer
Dr. Joel McCullough MD, MPH, MS to lead Health District
The Board of Health for the Spokane Regional Health District voted unanimously today to hire Dr. Joel McCullough as the Health Officer for Spokane County. Dr. McCullough will serve as the chief medical officer for the Health District and will oversee the operation of the District. The contract takes effect May 1, 2009.
"I'm very excited about moving to Spokane and working with the Health District," said Dr. McCullough. "It will be my honor to work with the dedicated and accomplished public health professionals in the Spokane Regional Health District."
Dr. McCullough fills the vacant position after a two-year search for a Health Officer. "We are excited to welcome Dr. Joel McCullough as our community's Health Officer," said Torney Smith, Administrator for the Health District. "It has been a long process, and I believe it has paid off."
Dr. McCullough has extensive experience as a physician in internal and occupational medicine, epidemiology, environmental health and program management. He has served on many professional boards and advisory committees. Dr. McCullough currently holds medical licensure in the states of Oregon and Illinois, and certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Preventive Medicine; Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Dr. McCullough received his Bachelors of Arts from Stanford University; a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; a Masters of Science (M.S.), Preventive Medicine, from University of Iowa Graduate School of Preventive Medicine; and a Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.), Environmental Health, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine.