Thomas E. Dobbs III, MD, MPH
State Health Officer
Dr. Dobbs has previously served at MSDH for many years in the roles of District Health Officer and State Epidemiologist. He holds a Doctorate of Medicine and a Master's in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Prior to joining the Department of Health, he worked as an Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases physician in Laurel and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He is a member of the Mississippi State Medical Association, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. He became State Health Officer in 2018.