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Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP

Vice President & Chief Health Equity Officer, CVS Health

Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP is a nationally recognized healthcare executive, health policy and public health expert who currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer for CVS Health. In this role she advances strategy, programs and policy to achieve health equity across all CVS Health lines of business.

Prior to this, she served as Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan and Chief Deputy Director for Health in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, where she oversaw public health, Medicaid, behavioral health, and aging services. She was the lead strategist guiding Michigan’s COVID-19 response and in 2021 and was appointed by President Biden to the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.

Dr. Khaldun has spearheaded the design and implementation of several system-changing projects at the intersection of public health and medicine. Prior to her role in the State of Michigan, she was the Director of the Detroit Health Department. As the city’s health authority, her accomplishments included building the city's opioid overdose response efforts; spearheading programs to address infant mortality and teen pregnancy during a time when Detroit saw the lowest infant mortality rate ever recorded in history; designing and implementing a neighborhood-based lead outreach and testing program; launching Detroit's first online restaurant inspection reporting system; and successfully leading Detroit's response to the largest hepatitis A outbreak in modern U.S. history. Dr. Khaldun also formerly served as Chief Medical Officer of the Baltimore City Health Department, and as a fellow in the Obama-Biden Administration Office of Health Reform.

Dr. Khaldun is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan and serves on the Board of Directors of the Milbank Memorial Fund. She has received multiple awards and recognitions, including the George Washington University Monumental Alumni Award; 2020 Crain's Detroit Newsmaker of the Year; Detroit News 2021 Michiganian of the Year; 2022 USA Today Woman of the Year, and 2023 Fierce Healthcare Most Influential Minority Executives in Healthcare award. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

She is a board-certified practicing emergency medicine physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.