Louisville mayor names director of Department of Public Health and Wellness

Sarah S. Moyer
Sarah S. Moyer

Will hold appointment at UofL

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 13, 2017) — Mayor Greg Fischer has named Sarah S. Moyer M.D., M.P.H., the new director of the Department of Public Health and Wellness.

Moyer joined the Department of Public Health and Wellness in January 2015 as medical director. She also served as the department’s interim health director from January 2015 to April 2016.

As medical director, Moyer, a board certified family physician, oversaw clinic operations. As the city’s chief health strategist, she works with all sectors of the community to affect policy, systems and environmental changes to make Louisville and its citizens healthier. She currently serves as co-chair of the Louisville Health Advisory Board, a group of leaders from government, business, educational, civic and nonprofit organizations who are working to improve the physical, mental and social well-being of Louisville residents with the goal of increasing the number of healthy days – quality of life – by 20 percent by 2020 and beyond.

As part of her new role Moyer will also hold an appointment on the faculty of the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS).

Moyer earned a Doctor of Medicine from the Temple University School of Medicine In Philadelphia. There she formed Temple’s Emergency Action Corps and worked in sub-acute disaster areas throughout Central and South America after such first-responder agencies as the Red Cross had left. She served in Honduras, El Salvador and Bolivia in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Moyer completed her Family Medicine Residency at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. In 2012 she was named “Outstanding Resident” by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. Before entering medical school, Dr. Moyer earned a Master’s in Public Health with honors from Dartmouth. She earned her undergraduate degree from Colorado College, where she majored in physics.

Moyer is married to Dr. Jed Moyer, a pediatric orthopedic physician with Norton Healthcare. They have three sons, twin three-year-olds and a one-year-old.

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