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Denver Public Health Names Seth Foldy, MD, Director of Public Health Epidemiology, Informatics and Preparedness

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Denver Public Health has named Seth Foldy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, its new Director of Public Health Epidemiology, Informatics and Preparedness. Dr. Foldy succeeds Arthur Davidson, MD, who served in this role for more than 30 years.


Dr. Foldy will oversee teams engaged in gathering, analyzing, and distributing health information and knowledge, and preparing for public health emergencies. A key area of focus will be working with clinical and regional partners to build new ways of sharing information and to enhance public participation in health protection and emergency resilience. All efforts will be centered on achieving Denver Public Health’s vision that Denver is a healthy community for all people.


“We are excited to have another great leader in public health informatics and preparedness join us as we transition leadership of this nationally recognized program,” said Bill Burman, MD, executive director, Denver Public Health. “Dr. Foldy brings a wealth of experience, and we look forward to him advancing our ability to use technology and information to drive public health improvements.”


Dr. Foldy joins Denver Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he began working in 1996. He brings a wide range of expertise in public health, informatics and medicine, which he developed while serving as the Milwaukee Health Commissioner, Wisconsin State Health Officer, Distinguished Consultant on informatics at the CDC, co-founder of the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange, and the Medical Director at My Choice Family Care.


Dr. Davidson will continue working through a transition period to support Dr. Foldy in assuming leadership of this work. After the transition period, Dr. Davidson will continue working on various informatics and epidemiology projects, as well as providing mentorship to numerous fellows and graduate students affiliated with Denver Public Health and the University of Colorado.