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Erin Bishop is the Health Commissioner and Local Registrar of the Youngstown City Health District and has been employed by the Health District since 2011. Erin graduated in 1995 from Youngstown Ursuline High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Degree and Master of Public Health Degree from Youngstown State University. Erin taught several public health courses at YSU from 2001-2012. Although not in the classroom anymore, Erin welcomes students to do internships and field experiences at the Health District and introduces them to the many aspects of Public Health. In 2016, Erin was awarded the Youngstown State University Health Professions Alumni of the Year.

Before working for the Health District, Erin was the Program Director for the Mahoning County Homeless Continuum of Care and organized the planning and implementation of the “Mahoning County 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness 2007-2017”. She also worked as a Health Educator at the Youngstown Community Health Center.

Erin is the Co-Chair for the M/Y Baby’s First Infant Mortality Coalition and serves on the Safe Sleep, Birth Spacing, and Social Determinates of Health Housing Committees. She is the Co-Chair on the Taft Promise Neighborhood Health & Wellness Council and Board Chair for Access Health Mahoning Valley. She serves on the American Heart Association Board, Mayor Tito Brown’s Food Policy Council, Mayor Tito Brown’s Senior Advisory Committee, Mahoning County Prescription Overdose Coalition, Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Coalition for Health Promotion, Family and Children First Council, Youngstown City Schools Health & Wellness Council, Safe Kids Coalition, Public Health Ethics Board, and Mahoning County Task Force on Hoarding.

Erin actively serves on the Advisory Boards for the Youngstown Office on Minority Health, Greater Youngstown Dialogue on Racism, Mahoning County Homeless Continuum of Care, Mahoning County Community Health Needs Assessment & Improvement Plan, Healthy Community Partnership, African American Male Wellness Walk, Ohio State Extension Mahoning County, Prescription Overdose Case Review, Fetal Infant Mortality Review, and Child Fatality Review. She is a member of the Ohio Association of Health Commissioners, Ohio Public Health Association, American Public Health Association, and National Association of County & City Health Officials.

Erin is a lifelong resident of Youngstown’s Westside, where she and her husband Jason are raising their two sons, Jack (15) and Ethan (13).

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Erin Bishop

Health Commissioner

Appointed: 2011
Phone: (330) 742-8260
Fax: (330) 743-3960