Sonoma County's interim health officer has been appointed health officer in San Mateo County.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors named Dr. Kismet Baldwin-Santana to the post Tuesday, succeeding Dr. Scott Morrow, who is retiring after 31 years. Baldwin-Santana will take over Aug. 7, the county said in a statement.
Baldwin-Santana was previously a deputy health officer in Sonoma County, a health officer in San Joaquin County, and a quarantine medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the statement said.
She received her medical degree from Ohio State University and started her career as a neonatologist, the county said.
Health officers supervise the local response to disease outbreak, enforce public health laws and regulations, coordinate local medical resources in a disaster, and advise elected officials on health policy, the county said.