The Northern Kentucky Health Department has appointed Jennifer Mooney as district health director.
Mooney will take up his new role on October 31.
Mooney has served as the Hamilton County General Health District Assistant Commissioner of Health since 2019, overseeing the Department of Community Health Services.
She previously held leadership positions with the Cincinnati Department of Health from 2011 to 2019.
“NKY Health is fortunate to have someone with Dr. Mooney’s skills and experience on our team and we look forward to his leadership as we continue to meet the public health needs and goals of our community” said Steve Divine, acting district health director. “We have been looking for the right person for over a year and believe we have found that person in Dr Mooney.”
Mooney also has a long history in academia, including 10 years of behavioral science research and teaching at the University of Kentucky.
She has a doctorate. in sociology from the University of Kentucky, a master’s degree in corrections and juvenile justice from Eastern Kentucky University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky.
Mooney brings experience in areas of public health including epidemiology, children’s health issues, harm reduction and substance abuse, population health, disease prevention and reproductive health.
Mooney is a Kentucky native and said she was thrilled to be able to pursue her career in public health in northern Kentucky.