Eden V. Wells, Chief Medical Executive, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Eden V. Wells, MD, MPH, FACPM, was appointed as the Chief Medical Executive for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in May 2015, and serves Michigan citizens by providing professional medical leadership, expertise and coordination in addressing public health issues, workforce issues, and health policy development to the MDHHS. In September, 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed Dr. Wells to serve as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet in her role as Chief Medical Executive. Dr. Wells was formerly with the Bureau of Epidemiology, Michigan Department of Community Health, serving as a medical consultant to the Bureau and as a medical epidemiologist from 2004-2011. MDCH activities included investigation of, and response to, public health incidents and outbreaks, as well as preparedness planning for potential bioterrorism and pandemic influenza events.
Dr. Wells was also Clinical Associate Professor, Epidemiology, and the Director for the Preventive Medicine Residency at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, her activities involved curriculum development, teaching, and applied public health practice training within the preventive medicine program; her research and practice activities included work in disaster epidemiology, and development and evaluation of surveillance for emerging infectious disease threats. She completed medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, internal medicine training at Vanderbilt University Hospitals, and a preventive medicine residency at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.