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OHA Director

Dr. Sejal Hathi, MD, MBA

Dr. Hathi comes to Oregon after serving most recently as New Jersey's deputy health commissioner for public health services and its designated state health officer. Prior to that, she served in the Biden-Harris Administration for two years as the White House’s Senior Policy Advisor for Public Health, leading various domestic presidential policy priorities. A board-certified attending physician, she also held joint faculty appointments as an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Dr. Sejal Hathi, MD, MBA

In her first months as OHA Director, Dr. Hathi will visit several areas across the state to listen and learn from community partners and those who have been disproportionately harmed by health inequities. During these visits, Dr. Hathi will meet with local mental health and public health authorities, community partners, Tribal leaders, Measure 110 grantees, and Coordinated Care Organizations. After each visit, Dr. Hathi will share what she learned on the OHA Director’s website. Contact OHA Communications if you are a member of the media and have a question for Dr. Hathi. You can also sign up to receive our press releases.

Dr. Hathi’s Statewide Meeting Dates

  1. Medford, Grants Pass, and Klamath: February 15 to February 16 Watch video
  2. Astoria: February 29 to March 1 Watch video
  3. Eugene, Salem, and Lebanon: March 11 to March 12 Watch video
  4. Bend: April 29 to April 30
  5. Portland Metro: April 22 to April 23
  6. Hood River: May 16 to May 17
  7. Pendleton: May 30 to May 31
As I start this new role, my highest priority is to listen, learn, and partner with all of you to design the best solutions to our shared challenges.
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