Senior Medical Officer and Co-Lead at the Cook County Department of Public Health
Dr. Kiran Joshi currently serves as Senior Medical Officer and Co-Lead at the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), where he oversees the department’s Behavioral Health, Chronic Disease, Communications, Community Engagement, Lead Poisoning Prevention, and Epidemiology Units. Since joining CCDPH, Dr. Joshi has been responsible for overseeing the development of WePlan 2020, the community health assessment and improvement plan for suburban Cook County, advancing health equity as an agency and community health priority, and developing the agency’s response to the opioid overdose epidemic. He is co-leading the agency’s response to COVID-19. Dr. Joshi is also an Attending Family Medicine Physician with Cook County Health and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Prior to joining Cook County Health, Dr. Joshi was a faculty attending physician at the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency Program. He has also worked as a consultant to the World Health Organization, where he provided technical assistance in the development of trainings for health workers in sub-Saharan Africa. He completed medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and trained in preventive medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and family medicine at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.