Deputy Chief Consultant, Health Outcomes Military Exposures - Public Health
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Deputy Chief Consultant, Health Outcomes Military Exposures

Michael R. Brumage, MD, MPH, FACP, FACPM

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, as the First Infantry Division Surgeon. He commanded the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and the Public Health Command Region-Pacific in Japan.

Dr. Brumage graduated from the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine and received his Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in 2003. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine.

After his military retirement in 2015, Dr. Brumage accepted the position of Executive Director/Health Officer for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. He was later Medical Director for Cabin Creek Health Systems. He was also the Founding Program Director, for the WVU School of Public Health’s Public Health/General Preventive Medicine Residency, and Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice and Service. He holds an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the WVU School of Medicine. A subject matter expert on the opioid crisis, he was West Virginia Director of Drug Control Policy in 2018 and has appeared numerous times in national and international media.

Dr. Brumage was awarded three Legion of Merit medals and a Bronze Star, among other awards, for his service to the nation.