Sen. Hwang congratulates Dr. Manisha Juthani on being nominated to be CT’s next DPH Commissioner

July 27, 2021

Sen. Tony Hwang as the co-ranking leader of the CT General Assembly’s Public Health Committee offers his congratulations and support to the newly-nominated Department of Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Manisha Juthani.


Dr. Juthani is an infectious diseases physician at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, where she specializes in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of infections in older adults.


“Dr. Manisha Juthani brings an impressive background of research and science based study to the forefront of Connecticut’s Public Health Department, particularly in the area of infectious diseases such as Covid-19. I look forward to working collaboratively with Dr. Juthani as the ranking leader on the CT General Assembly’s Public Health Committee as the state develops and implements future public health policies based on science and medical data to best serve all residents of Connecticut. I am especially encouraged that Dr. Juthani shares my concerns in addressing mental health, health equity, health disparities, and healthcare cost containment and access.”


“I want to acknowledge Dr. Deidre Gifford for her effective interim leadership on the Department of Public Health through the onset of the challenging Covid-19 pandemic.  I look forward to continuing to work with her as the newly designated Senior Advisor to the Governor for Health and Human Services tasked with coordinating a multi-agency approach among the state’s nine health and human services agencies to improve health and healthcare in Connecticut.”