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October 15, 2013 > County of Santa Clara Appoints County Health Officer

County of Santa Clara Appoints County Health Officer

Submitted By Gwen Mitchell/Laurel Anderson

County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith has appointed Dr. Sara Cody as the County Health Officer. The appointment was announced and ratified by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Since September, Dr. Cody has served as Interim Health Officer immediately following Dr. Marty FenstersheibÕs retirement. She brings more than 15 years of experience working as a Deputy Health Officer at the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.

In her role as Health Officer, Dr. CodyÕs duties will include providing public health leadership for all of Santa Clara County, including leading the development of public health policy and programs, assessing and reporting on the health status of the community, and enforcing local health orders and ordinances.

Dr. Cody graduated from Stanford University, where she received a degree in Human Biology, and she received her Doctor of Medicine from Yale University School of Medicine. Following an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Hospital, Dr. Cody completed a two-year fellowship in Epidemiology and Public Health, as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Cody is a Santa Clara County native. She grew up in Palo Alto, where she currently resides with her family.

Dr. CodyÕs appointment as Health Officer is effective Saturday, October 12, 2013. Her salary will be $210,231.84.

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