Dr. Amy Acton Delivers Schroeder Lecture

Amy Acton with Sharona Hoffman
Dr. Amy Acton (right) with Sharona Hoffman (left), co-director of the Law Medicine Center

Dr. Amy Acton, former Director of the Ohio Department of Health, delivered the 2023 served as the Law-Medicine Center’s 2023 Schroeder Scholar in Residence. Her lecture was entitled “The Leader We Wish We All Had Is YOU: Insights from the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Dr. Acton gave a first-hand account of serving in the critical role of Department of Health Director during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic. She gained national prominence thanks to her daily afternoon briefings alongside Governor Mike DeWine. Dr. Acton has won several awards for her leadership during that difficult time. The full lecture can be viewed here.