Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care and Community Health Ambulatory and Community Health Network of Cook County of Chicago

Urban Health: Health Inequities and National Health Reform

February 1, 2008
12:00-1:30 PM
Colonial Penn Center Auditorium

Dr. Murray has spent her career serving the medically under served. She has worked in a variety of settings including practicing Occupational Medicine at a Workers Clinic in Canada, Residency Director for Occupational Medicine at Meharry Medical College, Bureau Chief for the Chicago Department of Health under Mayor Harold Washington. More recently Dr. Murray served as Medical Director of the federally funded health center, Winfield Moody, serving Cabrini Green Public Housing Project in Chicago. Dr. Murray has been an active member of a wide range of local and national organizations including serving as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) .

Dr. Murray served as Chief Medical Officer - Primary Care for the twenty three primary care and community health centers comprising the Ambulatory & Community Health Network of the Cook County Bureau of Health Services. The Cook County Bureau of Health is one of the nation's largest public system of medical care and operates three hospitals, the public health department for suburban Cook County, health services a County Jail and the network of health Centers (ACHN) operated by the County. Today she serves as the Chief Medical officer for the Cook County Department of Public Health of the Cook County Bureau of Health Services, the state certified public health agency for suburban Cook County. She practices as a general internist at Woodlawn Health Center and is an attending physician in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Cook County Hospital. She is plays a leadership role in many organizations including serving on the Board of Trinity Health ( a large Catholic Hospital System) , the national executive board of American Public Health Association and serves on the board of the Chicago based Health and Medicine Policy Research Group . She has been a voice for social justice and health care as a basic human right for over forty years.

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