Dr. Robert G. Harmon, Director, Duval County Health Department
Dr. Harmon has served as Director of the Duval County Health Department in Jacksonville, Florida since August 2006.
He also serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville and Clinical Professor of Public Health at the University of North Florida, Brooks College of Health.
His health information technology activities include serving as Chair of the Public Health Informatics Work Group of the Natl.
Assoc. of County and City Health Officials
, Secretary and Board member NE FL Health Information Exchange, Chair
of its Advisory Council, Co-Chair of the FL Dept. of Health statewide EHR Steering Committee
, and member of the FL Health Information Exchange Coordinating Committee
From 1994 to 2005 he was a national medical director with UnitedHealth Group.
He served from 1990 to 1993 as Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Assistant Surgeon General in the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
From 1986 to 1990, Dr. Harmon was Director of the Missouri Department of Health, and from 1980 to 1985 was Director of Public Health in Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona and Chairman of the Department of Community Medicine at the Maricopa Medical Center.
From 1977 to 1980, he served as Director of the MEDEX Northwest Division and assistant professor of medicine and health services at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Harmon received his bachelor and medical degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
He is board certified in preventive medicine and has completed a residency in internal medicine.
has authored more than 60 publications dealing with quality improvement, managed care, primary care, public health administration, and health policy.