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Joan Duwve, MD, MPH

Joan DuwveDr. Duwve has been at the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) since 2008.  She currently serves as the Chief Medical Consultant.  Prior to that appointment, she served as the Medical Director for Public Health and Preparedness, working closely with the Immunization, Lead and Healthy Homes, Injury Prevention, and Local Health Department Outreach programs.  Dr. Duwve currently serves on the state Child Fatality Review Team, in addition to other state boards and committees, and has recently been asked to serve on the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Health Care Services Committee.  Dr. Duwve also represents ISDH on the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Infectious Disease Policy Committee. 

Dr. Duwve completed her Family Medicine Residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in 1997, and practiced medicine in Indiana for 11 years before joining the ISDH.  She has also held the position of Grants Officer for an international family planning agency working with governmental and private agencies in North Africa and the Middle East.  She received a BA in International Studies from The Ohio State University, an MPH in Population Planning and International Health from the University of Michigan and an MD from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.