Dr. Michael Brumage is the Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice and Service in the WVU School of Public Health and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the WVU School of Medicine as well as Executive Director of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and Health Officer for Kanawha County and Putnam County, West Virginia. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (Cum Laude) from West Virginia University (WVU) in 1982 and graduated from the WVU School of Medicine in 1986. He received his Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in 2003. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He is also co-Chairman of the West Virginia Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Coalition. Dr. Brumage retired as a Colonel from the United States Army in 2015 after 25 years of service as an internal medicine physician and later as a public health physician. He deployed twice to the Balkans and from 2004-2005 to Tikrit, Iraq with the First Infantry Division as the Division Surgeon, the equivalent of a chief medical officer. He holds three Legion of Merit medals and a Bronze Star, among other awards, from his service.