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Dr. Muntu Davis

Dr. Muntu Davis serves as the Los Angeles County Health Officer at the Department of Public Health (DPH). In this role, Dr. Davis serves as the Department’s medical expert regarding public health matters and provides guidance to leadership across the organization. Working in partnership with DPH colleagues and health professional organizations, he consults on, interprets, and enforces County and State laws and regulations to protect and promote the health and wellness of all Los Angeles County residents.

Dr. Davis comes to Los Angeles from the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) where he served as Director for six years and Health Officer since 2009. As the Director, he provided strategic and administrative leadership, direction and oversight to planning for a full range of public health activities for over 1.6 million county residents. In his role as County Health Officer, he led public health protection efforts; health policy development; and served as an advisor to elected and appointed officials, members of the medical profession, and the public on matters affecting public health and safety.

For the past decade, he has contributed to statewide and national discussions around how to elevate and implement a health equity framework within government agencies. Dr. Davis practiced medicine in urban and rural primary care and urgent care clinics in Northern and Southern California. Dr. Davis has a MD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a MPH from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.