Pamela Logan has been named Health Director for District 2 of the Georgia Department of Public Health, which includes Forsyth County.
The appointment was made by Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald in mid-November, bringing the Spelman College biology graduate to the district that also spans Banks, Dawson, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.
Logan received her medical degree from Howard University and her MPH in healthcare management and policy from Emory University.
She also earned a master’s degree in English from Georgia State University. She completed a preventive medicine residency at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As a preventive medicine resident, her work included evaluating influenza rates among elderly minority residents in DeKalb County through the DeKalb County Board of Health. She initiated educational programs in senior centers, after which the rates of vaccination increased throughout the county, and treatment for influenza in the county decreased in this population, according to a District 2 Public Health news release.
During her time at the CDC, she served as a medical epidemiologist and medical officer with the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and as Lt. Cmdr. in the U.S. Public Health Service.
Logan has investigated infectious disease outbreaks, including hepatitis A and Tuberculosis, during her career in public health.
Logan is replacing David Westfall as director after he retires on Dec. 31.