Navajo Health Department Director Selected For Biden COVID-19 Advisory Board
The executive director of the Navajo Nation’s Department of Health has been selected to serve on President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board.
Dr. Jill Jim is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and has extensive public health experience. Navajo President Jonathan Nez appointed her as the tribe’s lead health official in 2019.
“I am proud to serve as a member of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board,” says Dr. Jim in a press release. “I look forward to working with fellow members of the advisory board to help prepare an urgent, robust, and professional response to the global public health crisis, for President-elect Biden to lead with on day one.”
Dr. Jim’s work has focused on preventing chronic diseases and addressing healthcare and health disparities involving Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says she has been a major asset for the tribe during the pandemic.
Biden’s COVID Advisory Board was created in early November and is made up leading public health experts to advise the president-elect and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on slowing the pandemic.