It is our distinct pleasure to announce that Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH has been selected for the position of Chief Deputy Commissioner for Public Health at the Virginia Department of Health effective immediately. Dr. Levine brings tremendous skills and knowledge as a board-certified family physician with significant clinical practice and public health experience. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree cum laude in Biology from the University of Rochester, her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, her family medicine training at the University of Virginia Family Medicine Residency Program and her Masters Degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Levine has worked in VDH since 2002, starting as a District Health Director then advancing to Deputy Commissioner for Public Health & Preparedness in 2009 and assuming the additional role as Acting Chief Deputy Commissioner for Public Health in 2012. She has demonstrated her steady, calm, collaborative, insightful and effective leadership as she has convened, coached, encouraged and led successful teams. We are fortunate to have such a talented, driven and passionate public health champion, continually seeking ways to improve processes and outcomes for those with whom she serves and for those we all serve. I am confident that her solid leadership efforts will continue to benefit VDH and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Levine as she promotes and protects the health of all Virginians in her new position as Chief Deputy Commissioner for Public Health.