About Jeanine Arrighi
Jeanine S. Arrighi, MS, MPPA, is a Health Services Manager for the City of St. Louis Department of Health, serving as the Bureau Chief for Environmental Health Services, which encompasses air pollution control, community sanitation, food and beverage control, animal care and control, vector control, and emergency preparedness. She served briefly in 2018-2019 as the Acting Commissioner/Director of Health for the City of St. Louis. She previously served as the Manager for Children’s Environmental Health (CEH) and for the Center for Health Information Planning and Research (CHIPR). During her tenure with the CEH’s Lead Safe St. Louis Program, the rate of lead poisoning in the City dropped from 13.6% in 2003 to 2.0% in 2013. Under Ms. Arrighi’s leadership CHIPR provided epidemiology services for the department and the community regularly updating its periodic publication of Public Health – Understanding Our Needs, a ZIP Code by ZIP Code look at the health of St. Louis’ citizens. Ms. Arrighi has practiced consulting, training, and public policy administration for building-related environmental hazard controls since 1986, after earning a B.A in Art Teaching, an M.S. in Special Education, and a B.Arch. in Architecture. While participating in the CDC’s Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute in 2010 Ms. Arrighi completed her Master of Public Policy Administration and earned a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.