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Mayor Brandon Johnson appoints Dr. Olusimbo Ige as new CDPH commissioner |

14 Nov 2023 7:31 AM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

Mayor Brandon Johnson announced Monday [that] he has appointed Dr. Olusimbo "Simbo" Ige to become the new commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. [WLS and ABC7]

Dr. Ige currently works as the managing director of programs at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and has previously served as the Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

"Dr. Ige is a tremendous addition to not just our administration, but to the City of Chicago," said Mayor Johnson. "Dr. Ige is someone who understands the balance between hard data and community interaction when assessing public health problems and solutions, and with decades of experience in public health, she brings a clear-eyed understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities that CDPH and our city face, and how we will collectively overcome them.



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