(Riley County, KS - May 23, 2022) Jacob Clarke, MD recently joined the Riley County Health Department as the new Clinic Supervisor. He started work Monday, May 16th. As Supervisor of the Public Health Clinic, Clarke will lead staff in addressing health needs in the Riley County community including reproductive health services, communicable disease surveillance and prevention, immunizations, and laboratory services. He will be responsible for planning, coordination, operation, and provision of the clinic.
“Jacob clearly has a passion for disease prevention and public health,” said Health Department Administrator and Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs. “His academic history and work experience made him a great candidate for the role. I’m excited to see what new ideas he will bring to the department.”
“I am incredibly fortunate to have joined such a high-performing team that displayed tremendous resolve and compassion throughout the pandemic's course,” said Jacob Clarke, MD. “RCHD has remained steadfast in their commitment to promoting and protecting the health and safety of our community, especially for the medically underserved and vulnerable. We will continue to strive to increase access and equity in our offered services and are incredibly grateful for the trust our community has placed in us. We will do everything we can to honor and grow that trust in the years to come. I am delighted to return to Riley County and serve our community alongside an incredible team.”
Originally from south central Kansas, Clarke graduated with a Medical Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita and earned a bachelor's degree in biology and microbiology from Kansas State University.
The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) is a versatile and efficient organization that has served Riley County for more than 50 years. Their mission is to promote and protect the health and safety of the Riley County community through evidence-based practices, prevention, and education. Find more information about the health department at www.rileycountyks.gov/health.
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Photo of Jacob Clarke, MD courtesy of BC Emery Photography.