DuWayne Porter

DuWayne Porter, RS, MPH

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Health Commissioner, Portage County Combined General Health District

Contact Information

Portage County Health Department

449 Meridian Street

Ravenna OH 44266

Phone: 330.296.9919

Fax: 330.297.3597

Email: dporter@portageco.com

University of Minnesota, MPH

State University BS


Mr. Porter began his career in public health in 1975 as a dairy farm inspector with the Canton City Health Department. In 1978 he began employment with the Ohio Department of Health as a migrant labor camp inspector and general environmental health sanitarian. He left ODH to assume the duties of Environmental Health Director for the Portage County Health District in 1985 and assumed duties as Health Commissioner in 2006. He has been a co-director of the Environmental Health Sciences course since its inception in 2001. Mr. Porter co- authored the current text “Environmental Science – Health Impacts”, with course co-director Alan Jacobs PhD.

Research Interests

  • Wastewater

  • Water supply systems

Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Involvement

  • Faculty appointment

  • Course co-director, Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health

Capstone or Practicum Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental health issues