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About our Health Officer

Florida Department of Health in Columbia County

Diana C. Duque, MPH

Diana C. Duque, MPH


Florida Department of Health in Columbia, Hamilton and Putnam Counties.

Diana C. Duque, MPH is the Administrator of DOH-Columbia, DOH-Hamilton, and DOH-Putnam. Ms. Duque began her career in public health in 2007 working as a Health Educator at DOH-Baker. She came to DOH-Alachua in 2010 as a Family Support Worker for the MomCare program and was promoted to Program Manager in 2012. For the past 6 years, Diana has overseen the Women Infant and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutritional Program, which is staffed by over 40 employees and covers a 10-county region in North Central Florida.

Diana is also a Child Passenger Safety Technician, served on the Children’s Services Advisory Board of Alachua County which gave rise to the Children’s Trust in Alachua County. She also served on the Board for the Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County. She was also selected by the Department in 2019 to serve in the inaugural cohort of the Public Health Executive Leadership Program from the University of South Florida College of Public Health.

Diana received a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Behavior from the University of Florida in 2007 and a Master’s in Public Health with a focus on public health practice from the University of South Florida in 2015.