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Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian

Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian

Chief medical executive , Michigan

Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian has been the chief medical executive for Michigan since 2021.  In this role she provides overall medical guidance for the state as a cabinet member of the governor.

From 2020 to 2021, Dr. Bagdasarian served Michigan as the senior public health physician, where she oversaw the COVID-19 testing strategy for the state and helped bring rapid testing technologies to vulnerable populations. Since early 2020, she has served as a consultant and technical advisor for the World Health Organization, providing guidance on outbreak preparedness and COVID-19.

Dr. Bagdasarian has held teaching appointments at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and the National University of Singapore, and currently is an adjunct professor in epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She has worked in Michigan and internationally, and has over 50 publications on topics in infectious diseases and public health.

Dr. Bagdasarian is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and infectious diseases and is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Bagdasarian completed medical school at Wayne State University her internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Michigan. She received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.