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Dr. Jewel Mullen Expected To Be Named State's New Public Health Director

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Dr. Jewel Mullen Expected To Be Named State's New Public Health Director



(from: -December 17, 2010|By CHRISTOPHER KEATING,, The Hartford Courant)


Dr. Jewel Marie Mullen, an acclaimed doctor in Massachusetts, will be nominated as Connecticut's new state health commissioner, officials said Friday.

Mullen's appointment will be officially announced Tuesday, according to the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Dan Malloy.

Mullen currently works for the Boston-based state Department of Public Health in Massachusetts, serving as director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, as well as director of chronic diseases.

She has a sterling resume from some of the top universities in the country. Mullen has strong ties to Connecticut, having eceived both bachelor's and master's degrees from Yale University in New Haven. She also held a post-doctoral fellowship at the university, where she has been a lecturer in epidemiology at Yale's medical school.

A medical doctor who is board certified in internal medicine, she received her medical degree in 1981 from the highly competitive Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She also earned a master's degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Mullen would be the second African American to be named to a high-level position in the Malloy administration. Reuben Bradford was nominated this week to be the first African American commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

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