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Michigan Faculty Appointed to State’s Public Health Advisory Commission

Ms. Denise Chrysler, director of the Network for Public Health Law’s Mid-States Regional Center, has been appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as a member of the state’s Public Health Advisory Commission.

Consisting of 24 members, the commission is tasked with evaluating the current public health system in Michigan. This assessment will examine the organization of public health functions within and between departments of the state, how responsibilities are divided between state and local authorities, and the regulatory framework under which all of this operates. The commission will issue a final report by April 1, 2017.

Ms. Chrysler has been director of the Network’s Mid-States Regional Center, located at the University of Michigan School of Public Health since 2010, The Network  promotes and supports the use of law to solve public health problems, assisting public health officials, practitioners, attorneys, policymakers, and advocates to efficiently and effectively use law to protect and promote the public’s health.

Prior to joining U-M, she spent 27 years providing legal services to the Michigan Department of Community Health. Chrysler received her JD from the University of Michigan Law School.