Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt named Washington D.C. health director
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 30, 2014) — Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, who has been the director of the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) since 2011, on Monday was named health director for Washington D.C. by mayor-elect Muriel Bowser.
Nesbitt is a board-certified family physician, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Systems Science at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences and an associate of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine in the School of Medicine. Nesbitt also served as co-chair of Mayor Greg Fischer’s Violence Prevention Work Group.
While Nesbitt was at LMPHW the agency released the first Louisville Metro Health Equity Report, expanded the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement to include tobacco prevention and control and chronic disease prevention and management, established the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Leadership Team, developed public-private partnerships to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Transformation Grant program and worked with all local healthcare systems to complete their community health needs assessments and community health improvement plans.