Kevin Sherin, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FAAFP is Health Officer and Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, since 2004. Orange County is a jurisdiction of 1.2 Million people including Orlando and its metropolitan area.
Between January and April of 2013 he served as Interim Director for the Division of Disease Control and Health Protection for the Florida Department of Health. He previously served as a Family Medicine Residency Director in Illinois, and as a local health officer in jurisdictions in Illinois and Florida ranging from two rural Florida counties to a large suburban Chicago County.
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, (Pre-Med), Loyola Medical School, the University Of Illinois College Of Public Health, and the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management. He completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Illinois. He is a graduate of the CDC’S Public Health Leadership Institute. He is Past President of the Florida Public Health Association, 1992-1993, and of the Florida Association of County Health Officials, FACHO (Florida’s SACCHO), 2009-2011. He served as President of the American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP), 2008-2010 and on various state and national boards including pandemic flu. He has served on the State Tobacco Advisory Council, NACCHO Board, 2011-2013, and NACCHO workgroups including Annual Program Planning, Immunizations, Climate Change, and the Public Health Workgroup (as current Vice Chair). He is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the FSU College of Medicine, Tallahassee, and an Associate Clinical Professor at the UCF College of Medicine, at Orlando. Accomplishments in Orange County have included: 1) improved community recognition of health department services, 2) community engagement for health equity and infant mortality, 3) a large Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) federal award targeting tobacco policy, systems and environmental change, and 4) NACCHO best and promising practice awards and Florida Davis Productivity Awards.