Denise Bryan is the Administrative Health Officer in North East Michigan serving in eight (8) counties for two (2) local health departments: District Health Department No. 2 and District Health Department No. 4. She has over 25 years of public health leadership experience, and areas of expertise include: communicable diseases investigation (CDC: DIS certified), epidemiology and surveillance, emergency preparedness and community resiliency, maternal and infant health, and health policy. Prior work experience includes seven (7) years as an administrator in a women’s health clinic and eight (8) years as Allied Health adjunct faculty for Davenport University.
Significant published works include: MMWR, Nicotine Poisoning After Ingestion of Contaminated Ground Beef (May 2003) and Southwest Michigan Medical Journal, Mandatory Testing of Inmates (January 2005). Ms. Bryan was honored in 2004 when she was nominated for the Office of Inspector General, USDA: Enhancing Protection and Safety of the Nation’s Agriculture and Food Supply award.
Ms. Bryan has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Michigan State University in Health Education, Biology and Kinesiology. Additionally, she attained a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on Health Policies from Grand Valley State University. In 2013, completed a second graduate program in Sustainability of Public and Non-Profit Organizations from Grand Valley State University. To this end, she has incorporated a decision making public health framework based in Finance, Environment and Social Justice.