DPH: Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA

Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA

Dr. Jewel Mullen was appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health in 2010 by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, who reappointed her following his reelection in 2014. She has combined clinical work, research, teaching and administration throughout a career focused on improving the health of all people, especially the underserved.

Dr. Mullen is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in building effective community-based chronic disease prevention programs, and for her commitment to improving individual and population health by strengthening coordination between public health and health care systems.

As Connecticut’s Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Mullen has led efforts that include advancing health equity, reducing racial disparities in low birth weight and infant mortality, improving end-of-life care, responding to events such as natural disasters, the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook elementary school, and infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola.

As President of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials during 2014-15, she led her presidential challenge which focused on building partnerships to promote healthy aging in communities. A Fellow of the American College of Physicians, she has held numerous academic and administrative appointments, and serves on a number of national advisory committees.

Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, Dr. Mullen was Director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Dr. Mullen previously served as the Medical Director of the Baystate Mason Squire Neighborhood Health Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Mullen received both her Bachelor degree with distinction and her Master of Public Health degree from Yale University where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychosocial epidemiology. She graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she was elected to AOA, the National Medical Honor Society, after which she completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
















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