Dr. Kathleen Toomey is now Georgia’s top public health official, after Governor Brian Kemp named her Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health. Dr. Toomey is an Honorary member of the Georgia Public Health Association, and the 2005 winner of GPHA’s prestigious Sellers McCroan Award.
Dr. Toomey is an epidemiologist and board-certified family practitioner, and most recently served as Director of the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness. In that role, Dr. Toomey lead the department’s transition to become the Fulton County Board of Health, and continued as District Health Director of the Fulton Board of Health until January 2019.
In a press release, Governor Kemp praised Dr. Toomey’s skills, contributions and leadership. “Dr. Toomey is a world-renowned epidemiologist with a distinguished career in public health through her work as a physician, researcher, and expert in her field. Over the years, she has earned a stellar reputation, and I am confident that Dr. Toomey will serve Georgians well as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health.”