Isaac Ghinai

40 Under 40 Class of 2021

Chicago, Illinois

Medical Director

Chicago Department of Public Health
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I have dedicated my career to improving the health of communities that have been economically or socially marginalized, including those living around the world and people experiencing homelessness, incarcerated persons and disproportionately affected racial and ethnic groups here in the US. 
Three words to describe me:
motivated, compassionate, adventurous
The best part of my job:
working directly with groups that have been marginalized, and the community partners who serve them, to devise and deliver impactful public health strategies
Something that would surprise others about me:
I once drove a Land Rover with a genomic sequencing laboratory in the trunk across sub-Saharan Africa.