City of Milwaukee Health Department
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City of Milwaukee Health Department Welcomes New Health Communications Officer

"I’m elated that Dr. Diamond Hanson is our new Health Communications Officer."

By - Feb 22nd, 2019 03:17 pm
Diamond D. Hanson. Photo from the City of Milwaukee Health Department.

Diamond D. Hanson. Photo from the City of Milwaukee Health Department.

MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) is proud to announce and welcome Dr. Diamond D. Hanson as the new Health Communications Officer (HCO) for the department. The HCO is responsible for serving as the public information officer (PIO) and media liaison for the MHD, and representing the department at community events and on committees or task forces.

“I’m elated that Dr. Diamond Hanson is our new Health Communications Officer. She is a breath of fresh air as she is a Dr. in Public Health, lived and trained in Atlanta and Washington D.C., and is committed to serving her hometown.”

Dr. Hanson has served in various public health roles in the areas of mental health, sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STIs/STDs), and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD). She has most recently served in the capacity of Public Health and Medical Intelligence Threat Analyst with the Health Emergency Readiness Coalition, Region 7 (HERC) and the Wisconsin Southeastern Threat Analysis Center in partnership with the City of Milwaukee Homeland Security.

Dr. Hanson earned a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN, as well as a Master of Public Health degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.  Her passion for public health grew during her undergraduate studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Maternal and Child Health Education.

Dr. Hanson has a strong commitment to community engagement and research that impacts public health practice.  Her current research interests include cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus.  Her vision is to derive new ways to engage communities by giving them a seat and voice at the table.

“I am incredibly blessed to be living my dream of serving communities through public health in the city I was born and raised in, and love to call home.”

The MHD is ecstatic to have Dr. Hanson join the team – she will be crucial in reconnecting residents and all those who are committed to public health.

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