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Terry Allan, MPH


Health Commissioner,
Cuyahoga County Board of Health


Terry Allan has been the health commissioner at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health since 2004, which serves as the local public health authority for over 854,000 citizens in 57 Greater Cleveland communities. Terry has been with the Board for 23 years and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Hawaii. He is an adjunct faculty member at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and Immediate Past President of the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners (AOHC). He has served on several advisory panels for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is a Year 13 Scholar of CDC’s National Public Health Leadership Institute. Terry is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).  He represented NACCHO on the Standards Development Workgroup of the National Public Health Accreditation Board.