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April 8, 2022

Boulder County Public Health Welcomes Dr. Bob Belknap as Chief Medical Officer

Boulder County, CO - Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) welcomes Dr. Bob Belknap as Chief Medical Officer (CMO), effective April 1.

Dr. Belknap is a specialist in public health, infectious diseases and internal medicine and brings a wealth of experience to Boulder County. He has been the director of the tuberculosis program for metro Denver counties since 2013 and currently serves as the interim executive director of the Public Health Institute at Denver Health and as CMO for Broomfield County.

As CMO, Dr. Belknap works directly with division directors at BCPH to set the direction for medical response, coordinate with staff regarding health services and provide expert guidance to continue BCPH’s efforts to promote equitable and inclusive access to public health programs for all people in the county.

“As an expert in public health and infectious diseases, Dr. Belknap will provide integral support in ensuring that BCPH is equipped to continue making well-informed decisions and providing essential information and resources to our community,” said Camille Rodriguez, BCPH Executive Director.

“I look forward to serving the people of Boulder County in this role, especially at this critical time. The community has been through a great deal in the past two years, navigating the challenges and changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Boulder County rose to the challenge, with an impressive effort to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Belknap. “I'm excited to work with the professionals at BCPH to support this progress and ensure that physical, mental and environmental health is valued, supported and that services are accessible to all.”

Dr. Belknap succeeds Dr. Michelle Haas who will continue to serve patients at Denver Health.