Department of Health commissioner to deliver fall commencement address
Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm will deliver the commencement address at the School of Nursing’s fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. in Northrop auditorium.
As commissioner, Malcolm directs the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.
Prior to being appointed commissioner in January 2018, Malcolm was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, where she co-directed a national research and leadership development program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Earlier, she also helped develop initiatives to strengthen the nation’s public health system as a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Throughout her career, Malcolm has been active in state and national health care, public health associations, and government commissions on health care access and quality. She previously served as CEO of the Courage Center and as president of the Courage Kenny Foundation following the merger of Courage Center and the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, and was vice president of public affairs and philanthropy at Allina Health. Malcolm previously served as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health from 1999 to 2003.
The School of Nursing’s fall commencement ceremony will be streamed live on YouTube.