Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor, was appointed to the Advisory Council on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing by Governor Rick Snyder.
Housed within the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the 13-member council advises the department on matters pertaining to deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing persons. A minimum of seven members must be deaf or hard of hearing. Dr. McKee will serve a three-year term expiring January 18, 2020.
"I thank Dr. McKee for his service on this council and I am confident he will be a positive voice for this community,” said Snyder.
Dr. McKee has extensive clinical and research expertise in disability health. As a physician with a hearing loss, he is especially interested in advocating for the rights of Deaf and hard of hearing patients to obtain equitable health care. His insight will be invaluable on this committee.