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Lisa Villarroel, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Arizona Department of Health Services

Dr. Villarroel is the Chief Medical Officer for Public Health at the Arizona Department of Health Services. Dr. Villarroel has served as the medical director for the emergency response to Ebola, Zika, opioid, vaping and the COVID-19 crises. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Villarroel was the architect of the Arizona Surge Line, the Arizona Surge Staffing Initiative and Arizona’s post-acute care tracker (PACCT). She received her bachelors in biology at Princeton University, her Doctor of Medicine at Northwestern University, a masters in public health, and a certificate in Media and Medicine from Harvard Medical School.  Her current focus is on applying lessons learned from COVID-19, and includes leading the creation of a long-standing centralized transfer center, AZ-REACH.

Dr. Villarroel has no disclosures.