Adam Howard, MPH, REHS
Deputy Health Commissioner
Director, Preventative Health Division
Mr. Howard graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in education and earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Florida. He is a registered environmental health specialist and spent the first 12 years of his career in environmental health before moving to preventative health for the Delaware Public Health District in 2018. In his roles he has worked in or lead a variety of local public health programs including sewage treatment, water quality, zoonotic disease, food safety, clinical services, epidemiology, emergency response, disease control, and WIC. With this broad viewpoint of local public health, he takes a whole systems approach when evaluating new issues and protecting the public health.
Mr. Howard has served on many boards and associations including an appointment to the Ohio Public Health Advisory Board for the Ohio Department of Health, Co-Chair of the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force, Chair of the Ohio Environmental Health Association’s (OEHA) professional development and membership committees, Governing Council for the Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA), Editor of the Ohio Journal of Environmental Health, and member of OPHA’s health and equity in all policies committee, DACC’s institutional animal care and use committee, and Delaware County’s dangerous wild animal response team. In addition, he has earned OEHA’s publication of the year, district outstanding Sanitarian, and state Sanitarian of the year awards; and has produced multiple publications and presented at multiple professional conferences on public health topics.
Currently, Mr. Howard leads a dedicated team that investigates disease, prepares and responds to emergencies, and provides vital clinical health and nutrition services.