SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments:
Rohan C. Radhakrishna, 40, of Oakland, has been appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity at the California Department of Public Health. Radhakrishna has served as Co-Chair of the Health Equity Committee at the California Conference of Local Health Officers since 2019 and Deputy Health Officer at Contra Costa Health Services since 2018. He was Chair of the Department of Family and Adult Medicine at Contra Costa Health Services from 2015 to 2019. Radhakrishna was a Public Health Consultant with the Norwegian Refugee Council in 2007 and UNICEF in 2006. He was Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador at Doctors Without Borders from 2004 to 2005 and worked for Ecuador’s Ministry of Public Health after being a Fulbright Scholar from 2002 to 2003. Radhakrishna is a fellow and alumni board member of the California Health Care Foundation. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California, San Francisco and Master of Public Health and Master of Science degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $168,756. Radhakrishna is a Democrat.