Gene Nixon

Gene Nixon, RS, MPA

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Health Commissioner, Summit County Public Health

Contact Information

Summit County Public Health

1100 Graham Road Circle

Stow OH 44224-2992

Phone: 330.926.5692


Cleveland State University, MPA


Gene Nixon has been Health Commissioner for Summit County Public Health since 2000. Prior to that, he worked for Cuyahoga County Health Department in environmental health, policy and planning and community health programs. He began his public health career as a Peace Corp Volunteer in Thailand and has since worked on international public health projects in Croatia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Rwanda and Thailand. Gene received his Biology Degree from The University of Akron and a Masters in Public Administration from Cleveland State University.

Research Interests

  • Public Health administration

  • Social disparities

  • CQI

Practice Interests

  • Environmental health

  • Public Health administration

Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Involvement

  • Faculty appointment

  • Instructor – Public Health Preparedness

Capstone or Practicum Areas of Expertise

  • Public health administration