Meet Our Administrator
Florida Department of Health - Highlands County
7205 South George Boulevard Sebring, FL 33875
Jennifer Roth, MSPH
Highlands County Health Officer
Jennifer Roth was appointed as Health Officer of the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County in November 2022. She previously served as the Assistant County Health Department Director for the Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee). Ms. Roth began her career with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in 2012 as a Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellow. She then became Epidemiology Progam Manager for DOH-Lee in 2013, before being promoted to Communicable Disease Director in 2018.
Prior to joining FDOH, Ms. Roth worked in HIV and nephrology research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Originally from Maryland, Ms. Roth graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Maryland-College Park, and from the George Washington University with a Master of Science in Public Health.
Ms. Roth currently serves as a member of the Immunizations Workgroup for the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) and has published an article in the NACCHO Exchange detailing county health department response to the Zika virus. She also received a Prudential Productivity Award in 2015 for decreasing expenditures in employee health vaccination programs and has contributed to multiple FDOH annual morbidity reports.