The Campus Public Health Officer (CPHO) is a member of the President’s executive team and serves as senior administrator for oversight of emergent campus-level health investigations, responses, and campus-wide communications. This position is held by the Vice President for Clinical Affairs, bringing medical and clinical expertise to this position using resources available throughout the health sciences. The Deputy Campus Public Health Officer is the Director of the Health Emergency Response Office (HERO) bringing public health practice expertise from the HERO team and leveraging technical support from others on campus and in the community. The Deputy Campus Public Health Officer also serves as campus liaison to the Minnesota Department of Health on public health investigations and response. The Campus Public Health Officer and Deputy Campus Public Health Officer work as a team to provide medical and public health expertise and recommendations to university leaders on the Twin Cities campus. They also provide technical support to leaders on the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester campuses when requested.
The Campus Public Health Officer reviews and approves all external deployments of the U of M Medical Reserve Corps and maintains awareness of all campus-based deployments approved by the Deputy Campus Public Health Officer.