Women’s History Month Feature on Mysheika Williams Roberts, MD, MPH


1Girl’s recognition of Women’s History Month encompasses women from the past, national figures, and also local leaders who serve as models to inspire other women and girls.

Mysheika Williams Roberts, MD, MPH is the Assistant Health Commissioner and Medical Director for Columbus Public Health.  She is responsible for medical supervision and policy for all of the department’s clinical programs, the Population Health Division  and the City of Columbus’ Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  Prior to her work at Columbus Public Health, Dr. Roberts served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, investigating outbreaks in Ohio and conducting epidemiologic investigations.

Dr. Roberts is especially proficient at developing strong outreach relationships and managing complex health initiatives.  She is focused on excellence in medical education, disease control, health equity and meaningful health policy development.

A graduate of the University of Maryland School Of Medicine, Dr. Roberts also holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.  

In 2014, Dr. Roberts was a Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) “Women WELDing the Way” calendar honoree.  WELD described her as passionate about improving the health of women and children.  Dr. Roberts commented on her calendar page: “I have a steadfast belief and focus on the power of prevention as a critical, foundational factor to improving public health. If we can successfully instill positive practices in our youth (such as eating right, engaging in healthy activities and exercising their minds), we are much more likely to prevent many of the unfortunate, unhealthy outcomes we see today – and our tomorrow will be a lot brighter.”

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