Lisa Asare, MPH

Lisa Asare is the Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Family Health Services in the NJ Department of Health. She has worked for the Department for 22 years.

She oversees three service units which provide extensive public health services to NJ families promoting and protecting health. They include Maternal & Child Health, Special Child Health & Early Intervention Services, and the state WIC Program. In this capacity, she has led the Division’s work in addressing the social determinants of health through multi-sector collaborations and public-private partnerships, designed to address maternal and child health, and specifically black infant mortality and maternal mortality.

She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Toronto and a Master’s in Public Health from the Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Rutgers School of Public Health and the President’s Award from the NJ Public Health Association.