Doctor of Public Health in Leadership

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Dr. Suzet M. McKinney

Dr. McKinney currently serves as the Executive Director for the Illinois Medical District Commission. The Illinois Medical District (IMD), a 24/7/365 environment that includes 560 acres of medical research facilities, labs, a biotech business incubator, universities, raw land development areas and more than 40 healthcare related facilities, is the largest urban medical district in the United States. Dr. McKinney is the former Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response at the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), where she oversaw the emergency preparedness efforts for the Department and coordinated those efforts within the larger spectrum of the City of Chicago’s Public Safety activities, in addition to overseeing the Department’s Division of Women and Children’s Health. During her time at CDPH, Dr. McKinney also spearheaded Chicago’s efforts as the field test site for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Generation-3 autonomous biological detection system technology.

Q&A with Dr. McKinney.


Dr. Michele L. Shade McCay

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry - Project Manager for the Illinois DocAssist Program (A child and adolescent mental health consultation program.)

DePaul University, Health Sciences Department - Part Time Instructor (Course: Introduction to Public Health)

University of Phoenix-Online Faculty (Course: Concepts of Population Health)

Ashford University-Associate Online Faculty

Q&A with Michele Shade

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