Marguerite J. Ro, DrPHChief of the Assessment, Policy Development,
and Evaluation Section
Seattle-King County Public Health
Dr. Ro is the Chief of the Assessment, Policy Development, and Evaluation unit of Public Health – Seattle & King County where she leads the department's work in community health assessment and evaluation. Dr. Ro has long been a leader in developing and implementing innovative health programs that address health disparities among our nations most at risk populations. As Deputy Director of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, she played a leadership role in the development of Health Through Action a groundbreaking partnership program to close health gaps for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Prior to that Dr. Ro served as senior policy analyst for Community Voices, a national demonstration project to improve access to care for vulnerable populations, while she was at Columbia University as an assistant professor. Dr. Ro obtained her masters and doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Ro's passion for the leading edge in minority health is evident in her publishing record, which includes numerous articles, book chapters, and reports on issues related to minority health, community health workers, mental health, oral health, and men's health.