Sarah Moyer

Director, Louisville Metro Dept of Public Health and Wellness; Chief Health Strategist, Mayor Greg Fischer

As the city’s Chief Health Strategist, Dr. Sarah Moyer works with the community to affect policy, systems, and environmental changes to make Louisville and its citizens healthier. She is a bold leader and problem-solver who works to build cross-sector partnerships to work collectively to advance the overall health of the community. In her first year and a half as director, Sarah led the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness through a major realignment and organizational restructuring based on the Public Health 3.0 model. Under her counsel, Mayor Greg Fischer adopted a health-in-all-policies approach for all of Louisville Metro Government and racial healing training for hundreds of city government employees.

She also holds an appointment to the faculty of the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. She earned a Doctorate of Medicine from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed her Family Medicine Residency at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. She earned a Masters in Public Health from Dartmouth and her undergraduate degree from The Colorado College.

BOLD SOLUTION: In response to an outbreak of HIV in Austin, Ind., only 35 miles from Louisville, Dr. Moyer led the department to create Kentucky’s first syringe exchange program (SEP). To date the SEP has served more almost 19,000 unique participants, safely disposed of more than 2 million syringes, tested thousands for Hep C and HIV and referred hundreds to medical or drug treatment.
My goal is to one day say I’m raising my four kids in a city where every child and neighborhood has the same opportunity for health and wellness.