Joan DuwveMD, MPH Director of Public Health
Dr. Joan Duwve is Associate Dean for Practice and Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indianapolis. During her tenure as Chief Medical Officer at the Indiana State Department of Health, she worked to improve adolescent immunization rates, served on the State Child Fatality Review Committee, and co-developed a State Suicide Prevention Committee and a Suicide Prevention Plan.
With the former Indiana Attorney General, she created and co-chaired a statewide Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force, which has been responsible for championing legislation to support evidence-based opioid prescribing, improving access to treatment for opioid addiction, and expanding the use of naloxone among first responders and lay savers. Dr. Duwve also served on Governor Pence’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention.