Office of the Secretary


Dennis R. Schrader 

Secretary of Health, Maryland Department of Health since April 2, 2021. 
Previously Acting Secretary of Health, 2017 & 2020.
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​About the Office of the Secretary 

The Office of the Secretary provides central policy direction to the operational units of the Health Department as well as various administrative support services, such as constituent services, human resources, finance, communications, the inspector general, and governmental affairs. 

Any Marylander with a health department related question is encouraged to visit: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx

Dennis R. Schrader - Secretary of Health - 410.767.4639
Thomas Andrews - Chief of Staff
Webster Ye - Assistant Secretary, Health Policy​
Bryan Mroz - Assistant Secretary
Jeffery Woolford - Assistant Secretary

​About the Maryland Department of Health

Vision
The vision of MDH is lifelong health and wellness for all Marylanders.

Mission
We work together to promote and improve the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease prevention, access to care, quality management, and community engagement.

Maryland’s health care delivery system consists of public and private hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, home health care services, hospices, providers, and health educators, among others. As a public health department, our goal is to improve the health status of every Maryland resident and to ensure access to quality health care. We are responsible for helping each person live a life free from the threat of communicable diseases, tainted foods, and dangerous products. To assist in our mission, we regulate health care providers, facilities, and organizations, and manage direct services to patients, where appropriate.

To learn more about Maryland Department of Health, click here.​