District Health Officer
Washoe County Health District
Joe Iser received his medical degree from the University of Kansas and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and Occupational Medicine, with a broad background in primary care, public health, and medical education. He has specific interests in indigent care, infectious diseases, disaster medicine, and international medicine, and he has worked in food outbreak investigations, pharmaceutical and device regulation, hepatitis program development, implementation, evaluation, and research. He is retired after 24 years active duty with the U.S.+Public Health Service, and he was the Director and Health Officer for two California counties – Nevada County and Yolo County.
He has a Doctorate in Public Health in health policy related to immunizations and services from the University of Michigan, and he has an MSc in infectious diseases from the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is the District Health Officer for the Washoe County Health District (Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County).