Division Director, Community Health Promotion
Florida Department of Health
Member, OneFlorida+ Executive Committee
Melissa Jordan has worked at the Florida Department of Health since 2003, primarily in the field of applied epidemiology. She currently serves as the division director of Community Health Promotion, where she manages a team of more than 300 public health professionals and an annual budget of approximately $1 billion in state and federal funding. In this role, Melissa is responsible for a wide range of public health activities including Tobacco Free Florida, chronic disease prevention, maternal and child health, family planning, violence and injury prevention, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), USDA-funded food and nutrition programs, noninfectious disease surveillance and survey programs, and the department’s research initiatives. She is also leading efforts to expand Florida’s public health response to injury and substance abuse-related issues by establishing new CDC collaborative projects including the statewide violent death and suicide reporting system and the Overdose Data to Action Program.