DHEC’s Duwve withdraws name from consideration as director of Ohio Dept. of Health

DHEC’s Duwve withdraws name from consideration as director of Ohio Dept. of Health
Dr. Joan Duwve (Source: SCDHEC)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Hours after being announced as the director of the Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Joan Duwve has withdrawn her name after being announced for the position.

Gov. DeWine made the announcement confirming Duwve as the state’s health director on Thursday afternoon.

Duwve was hired in April by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control as its Director of Public Health.

Duwve previously served as the Associate Dean of Practice for the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis. She also boasts more than 20 years of experience in public health. She also served as the Indiana State Department of Health as its chief medical officer as well as the medical director for the department’s Division of Public Health and Preparedness.

At this point, it is unclear if Duwve will continue her duties with DHEC.

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