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Mark E. Wilson, MD

Health Officer, Jefferson County Department of Health

Mark E. Wilson

Dr. Mark Wilson became Health Officer of Jefferson County, Alabama in 2011, overseeing the various programs of the Jefferson County Department of Health. Before taking this position he served on the Jefferson County Board of Health for three years and worked for over 20 years as a general internist in indigent health care at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital in Birmingham, including several years as outpatient medical director and then chief of staff.

He earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineeering degree from Georgia Tech and his medical degree from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Since coming to the Jefferson County Department of Health and prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, his priorities have included advancing health equity, improving birth outcomes, addressing the drug addiction crisis, advocating for tobacco-free policy, supporting the development of a trails and greenway system to facilitate outdoor activity, and more recently, establishing a strategy to address violence as a public health problem. He has also worked to expand partnerships between the health department and other community organizations to pursue common goals related to public health.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, he co-led the Jefferson County Unified Command pandemic response along with the county Emergency Management Agency director. On several occasions he issued countywide public health orders and recommendations to help reduce community spread of the coronavirus.

Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 588-5234

(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Hours of Operation:
All Centers are open 7:45am to 4:30pm. Phone lines for clinic appointments open at 7:00am Monday through Friday.

If this is a Medical Emergency call 911.
If you are a patient and need to reach your health care team after business hours for non-life threatening conditions, call (205) 588-5234. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

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