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The Board of Health Honors Dr. Jenny Alexopulos for 18 Years of Service to Oklahomans

Thursday, May 18, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s Board of Health plays an integral part in Public Health for the state and acts as an advisory council for the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).

Dr. Jenny Alexopulos, the Statewide Director of the Clinical Learning Environment Review and Professor of Family Medicine at OSU Center for Health Sciences, has served 18 years on the Oklahoma State Board of Health.

“When I think back to my past 18 years on the board, I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished,” said Dr. Alexopulos. “My time serving Oklahomans in this capacity hasn’t always been easy, but it has been worth it and I know the work we do is vital to the state. I have always been impressed by the passion and commitment of the OSDH's employees in upholding the vision and mission while preserving health and safety for all Oklahomans.”

The nine-member board is appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation. Eight of the nine members represent specific county regions of the state, with the ninth member being appointed to represent the state at large.

“She truly brings a wealth of knowledge to the table,” said Dr. R. Murali Krishna, the chair of the Board of Health. “We appreciate her for all of her selfless service, dedication and leadership. She has set a marvelous example for others to follow.”

Dr. Alexopulos represents Ottawa, Delaware, Craig, Mayes, Nowata, Rogers, Washington, Tulsa, Pawnee and Osage counties.

“Dr. Alexopulos offers steadfast guidance and a passion for the health of Oklahomans,” said Commissioner of Health Keith Reed. “She has been vital during many transitional years at the agency, including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, offering her expertise and perspective as things were evolving at a rapid pace.”

Her term on the board expires June 30, 2023.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) protects and improves public health through its system of local health services and strategies focused on preventing disease. OSDH provides technical support and guidance to 68 county health departments in Oklahoma, as well as guidance and consultation to the two independent city-county health departments in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Learn more at