ron chapmanRon Chapman, MD, MPH
Health Officer, Yolo County, California
Dr. Ron Chapman, MD, MPH, serves as Health Officer for California’s Yolo County. He is also a Health Strategist consultant focused on helping health departments build quality improvement and performance management systems. Prior to assuming his position in Yolo County, Dr. Chapman served as Director and State Health Officer of the California Department of Public Health, a position he held from June 2011 until January 2015. His career also includes serving as the chief medical officer of Partnership HealthPlan of California, a managed care Medi-Cal plan serving Yolo, Solano, Napa, and Sonoma counties. For six years prior to that, Dr. Chapman was the public health officer and deputy director of public health in Solano County, California. From 1998 to 2004, he worked at the California Department of Health Services as the founding chief of the Medicine and Public Health Section. Dr. Chapman holds a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor of science degree from the University of California, Irvine. He has completed fellowships in academic medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and graduated in the inaugural class of the California Health Care Foundation’s Health Care Leadership Program. Before entering public health practice, Dr. Chapman was on the faculty at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He is the winner of the American Medical Association’s 2008 “Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service.” A board-certified family physician, he has dedicated his career to public health and medicine, caring for the uninsured and underinsured in California.