Angela Dearinger Is the New Commissioner of Public Health in Kentucky

Angela T. Dearinger, assistant dean of accreditation with the Graduate Medical Education office and an associate professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been appointed by Governor Matt Bevin as Kentucky’s Public Health Commissioner. The Kentucky Department of Public Health is responsible for developing and operating state public health programs while working to better the health and safety of Kentuckians through prevention, promotion, and protection.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the public health commissioner, and I’m excited to collaborate with public health partners from across the Commonwealth to address our shared health care needs and challenges,” Dr. Dearinger said.

Dr. Dearinger has been a member of the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine faculty since 2007. In addition to her roles in the college, she also is associate chief of staff for education managing the Lexington Veterans Administration Health Care System’s medical, dental and health profession trainees.

Dr. Dearinger is a graduate of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. She holds a medical doctorate and a master of public health degree from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Dearinger will remain a member of the university’s faculty during her service to the state.

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