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Medical Director

Heidi Gullett, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Center for Community Health Integration (CHI): Research & Development for Community Health & Integrated, Personalized Care
  • Medical Director, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
  • Physician, Neighborhood Family Practice
  • Fellow, The Institute for Integrative Health
  • Co-Chair, Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga (HIP-Cuyahoga)
  • Charles Kent Smith, MD and Patricia Hughes Moore, MD Professorship in Medical Student Education in Family Medicine


Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Gullett completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Sociology/Anthropology at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, her MD at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and her MPH in Health Policy at Portland State University in Oregon.

Having completed a combined residency in Family Medicine, Public Health, and General Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Gullett is boarded in both specialties. Following residency, she served in the National Health Service Corps in rural Jellico, Tennessee, and in her hometown of Youngstown.

She has worked at community health centers for most of her career, currently practicing at Neighborhood Family Practice on Cleveland’s west side. In her clinical practice, Dr. Gullett provides family medicine care, including inpatient medicine, with an emphasis on cancer prevention and women’s health services, having spent ten years providing full scope maternity care services.

Dr. Gullett is an associate professor in the Center for Community Health Integration at Case Western Reserve University, which aims to promote research and development for community health and integrated personalized care. Her research, supported by a career development award from the American Cancer Society and The Institute for Integrative Health where she serves as a fellow, heavily focuses on helping people move out of poverty as well as cancer prevention. Appropriately, she is a facilitator for programs such as Bridges Out of Poverty, Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By-World, Getting Ahead in the Workplace and Workplace Stability. Dr. Gullett also teaches medical students and Family and Public Health/Preventive Medicine residents.

Dr. Gullett is the inaugural appointee to the Charles Kent Smith, MD and Patricia Hughes Moore, MD Professorship in Medical Student Education in Family Medicine. For the past seven years, she has also been embedded as the School of Medicine population health liaison at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH). This position was designed to build partnerships between public health and clinical care in an effort to achieve health equity through community health improvement, one of the three School of Medicine strategic priorities. Since 2018, Dr. Gullett has been the CCBH medical director.

As a co-chair of the Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga (HIP-Cuyahoga), a large cross-sector community health improvement consortium, Dr. Gullett is able to follow her passion regarding the realization of equity through authentic long-term partnerships and collective impact.

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