Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) daily live-stream. Chicago’s leading public health expert will be taking live questions from Chicagoans.
Have a question about Coronavirus? Live Tweet during this this new daily live-stream, hosted by the City and CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D.
About Allison Arwady M.D.
Dr. Arwady, MD, MPH, has been at CDPH since 2015 in the role of Chief Medical Officer before serving as Acting Commissioner for the last seven months. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Arwady oversaw the disease control, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and behavioral health divisions. She has also worked on disease outbreaks, immunization promotion, tuberculosis response, substance misuse and more.
Prior to CDPH, Dr. Arwady worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. In that role, she focused on outbreak response, including international work on Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. While based at the Illinois Department of Public Health, she responded to disease outbreaks across the state.
Dr. Arwady earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her master’s degree in public health from Columbia University. She completed medical school and clinical training at Yale University. She is a board-certified internal medicine physician and pediatrician, and she continues to see primary care patients weekly as a volunteer at Chicago’s largest free clinic.