Philadelphia’s Chief Epidemiologist, Dr Raynard Washington, joins LEPH2019 key speakers
Raynard Washington, PhD, MPH, is the Chief Epidemiologist at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. In this role, Dr. Washington is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data that provides actionable information on the health status of Philadelphia residents. He coordinates and provides guidance across the department and works internally and externally to enhance existing and establish new health surveillance systems. He also leads public health strategic initiatives and plays a key leadership role in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Philadelphia Roadmap to Safer Communities, the city’s comprehensive, public health-driven strategy to reduce violence. Dr. Washington earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.