Chris Urbina, M.D., MPH, is the executive director and chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. He is an associate professor of the Colorado School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Outside of the department, Dr. Urbina is a member of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Center for Public Health Practice Advisory Committee.
At the Department of Public Health and Environment, in addition to his role as the executive director, Dr. Urbina also is responsible for the supervision of the health-related divisions, including the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division, the Prevention Services Division, the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division, the Laboratory Services Division, the Center for Health and Environmental Information and Statistics, and the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division. He also supervises the Office of Health Disparities.
Dr. Urbina received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, his bachelor’s in biology from Stanford University and his master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. In 2010, in 5280 magazine, he was selected as one of the “Best Doctors in Public Health and Preventive Medicine,” and he received “Excellence in Public Health Practice” recognition from the Colorado School of Public Health in 2009-2010. He is board certified in family practice and preventive medicine.