Ronald Chapman, MD, MPH is Chief of the Medicine and Public Health Section at the California Department of Health Services. In his present capacity Dr. Chapman oversees the Asthma Program, Alzheimer's Disease Program, Center for Gerontology, Parkinsons Program, Integrating Medicine and Public Health Program, Preventive Health Care for the Aging, California Osteoporosis Prevention and Education, California Arthritis Partnership Program, and the Office of Oral Health. Dr. Chapman received his MPH from the University of Michigan in health behavior and health education and worked as a community health educator before entering medicine. Dr. Chapman received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and did his residency training at the North Colorado Medical Center. He completed an academic fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Family Practice and a health administration fellowship with Mercy Healthcare Sacramento. He is a board certified family physician and maintains a part-time practice in a neighborhood clinic in West Sacramento. Dr. Chapman also trains family practice residents on the in-patient medicine service at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento.