Dr Jeannette Young PSM MBBS MBA DUniv(Griffith) DUniv(QUT) FRACMA FFPH FCHSM (Hon)
Dr Young has been the Chief Health Officer of Queensland since 2005 and since August 2015 she has also held the role of Deputy Director-General Prevention Division. Previously she worked in a range of positions in hospitals in Queensland and Sydney. She has specialist qualifications as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and as a Fellow by Distinction of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. She is an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University, QUT and University of Queensland.
Her role includes, amongst other things, responsibility for health disaster planning and response; aero-medical retrieval services; environmental health responses, managing communicable disease planning and outbreaks, licensing of private hospitals and schools of anatomy; organ and tissue donation; blood, poisons and medicines; cancer screening; preventive health programs and initiatives; and medical workforce planning and leadership. Dr Young produces a report every two years on The Health of Queenslanders to report on the health status and burden of disease of the Queensland population.
Dr Young is a member of numerous state and national committees and boards including the National Health & Medical Research Council, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board, the Jurisdictional Blood Committee, the Organ and Tissue Jurisdictional Advisory Committee, the National Screening Committee and the Queensland Clinical Senate.
Dr Young is a member of the QIMR Berghofer Commercialisation Committee.