Karen MacMaster, Acting Deputy Director, Population Health Administration

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Karen MacMaster serves as the acting Deputy Director of the Population Health Administration for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she leads agency-wide efforts to promote and protect the health of all Michigan residents through surveillance and response to health issues, prevention of illness and injury, improvements in access to care, and promotion of health equity.

MacMaster oversees the Bureaus of Laboratories, Epidemiology and Population Health, Emergency Trauma and Preparedness, Health and Wellness, Family Health Services and the Office of Local Health Services. Prior to this appointment, she served as Administrative Deputy Director of the Population Health Administration and as Director of the Bureau of Health and Wellness, overseeing the Divisions of HIV and STD Programs and Chronic Disease and Injury Control. In addition, she oversaw and provided leadership to the Office of Performance Improvement and Management.

She has worked for the State of Michigan for nearly 30 years and her experience includes leadership positions within the areas of environmental health, public health laboratories, emergency preparedness, epidemiology, quality assurance and many others. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Medical Technology and a Master of Public Administration, with a health care concentration, from Western Michigan University.

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