Beryl Polk, PhD
Director, Office of Child and Adolescent Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Beryl Polk was appointed the Director of Child and Adolescent Health in 2013 and has been with the Mississippi State Department of Health 15 years; prior to her appointment, she served as Director of Genetic Services. Beryl has over 28 years of experience in the public and private sectors.
Beryl received a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Leadership and Management from Jackson State University. She is a Certified Public Manager, member of Maternal and Child Health City Leaders Program, and the Past Chairperson of the South Central Public Health Leadership Institute (SCPHLI).