Health Commissioner

Health Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru

Noble A-W Maseru, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the Health Commissioner for the City of Cincinnati Health Department. He has been the Health Commissioner for Cincinnati since February 2006. Dr. Maseru has a career that spans 28 years in the areas of human services, academia and public health.

Dr. Maseru manages the day-to-day operations of the Cincinnati Health Department, leading more than 400 employees in seven divisions. The department's annual budget is over $35 million.

Dr. Maseru holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University, a master of public health from the Emory University School of Medicine and a doctorate in health policy from Atlanta University. He earned a fellowship from the Accrediting Commission on Health Education for Health Services Administration in Washington, D.C., and served in the Site Visitor Training Program of the Council on Education for Public Health.

Before coming to the City of Cincinnati, Dr. Maseru most recently served as Director and Health Officer for the City of Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion. No stranger to Detroit, he served from 1998-2000 as the Vice President of the Division of Community Health with the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, southeast Michigan's leading coalition of business, labor, health care providers, consumers and government. At that position, he led efforts to identify community-based health needs and design appropriate intervention strategies.

He also has served as a consultant with USAID Africa Division, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the faculty at Clark Atlanta University School or Social Work and as an academic and public health policy scientist with the Public Health Sciences Institute at Morehouse College. While at Morehouse, he led the effort to develop and implement public health programs at historically black colleges and universities establishing the Academy of African American Academics Public Health Programs. He was also the Founding Director of the Morehouse School of Medicines Master of Public Health Program. Currently Dr. Maseru is a member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials Strategic Direction Committee for Social Justice and Health Equity.