Thursday, September 18 - 8:15 a.m.

Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota Dept. of Health

Governor Mark Dayton appointed Ed Ehlinger to serve as Minnesota Commissioner of Health in January 2011. Prior to being appointed commissioner, Dr. Ehlinger served as director and chief health officer for Boynton Health Service at the University of Minnesota, from 1995 to 2011. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. From 1980 to 1995, Dr. Ehlinger served as director of Personal Health Services for the Minneapolis Health Department.

Dr. Ehlinger has recently been elected to be president-elect of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the national organization representing the lead state health officials from all 50 states and other jurisdictions around the country.

2014 General Session Presenters

Ed Ehlinger, Commissioner of Health
Native Pride Dancers
Clem Bezold, Institute for Alternative Futures