Director, Public Health Law, Mid-States Region, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Denise Chrysler has been a public health attorney for over 30 years. In 2018, she was appointed by Michigan’s governor to the state Public Health Advisory Council, which was created after the Flint water crisis to advise the governor on public health matters, including governmental structure for protecting the public against health threats. Since 2012, Denise has served as a member of her local board of health. Previously, she provided legal services to Michigan's state health department on communicable disease, immunization, environmental public health, public health research, privacy, health information exchange and emergency legal preparedness and response. Throughout her career, Denise has provided legal counsel and led training sessions to help public health officials understand their legal powers and responsibilities to protect the public against health threats.