Deputy Health Officer Ingham County Health Department, MI
Dr. Renee Canady is Deputy Health Officer for Public
Health Services at the Ingham County Health Department. In this capacity
she oversees several divisions including Public Health Nursing, Disease
Control, Social Justice and Health Access, Planning and Health
Assessment, and Neighborhood Engagement. Dr. Canady is the former
Director of Adolescent Health Services for the Ingham County Health
Department, and has held positions in HIV Education and Prevention at
the state and county level. She consults broadly in the areas of health
disparities, cultural competence and race relations.
Prior to joining the health department, Dr. Canady served as an
Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at Michigan State
University. A Medical Sociologist by training, her research interests
include health disparities, cultural competency, and the social context
of mental and physical illness in women. She has published and presented
broadly on these topics including numerous lectures and workshops on
diversity, race relations, and cultural competency in her community as
well as across the state and nation.
Dr. Canady is a former fellow of the National Institutes of Mental
Health and American Sociology Association and earned her PhD in Medical
Sociology at Michigan State University, a Master?s in Public
Administration from Western Michigan University and a bachelor?s degree
in public health from the UNC-Chapel Hill.