Background & Bio
Marcus Johnson-Miller currently serves as Iowa’s Title V Director and Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Family Health at the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). Along with the Title V program, Marcus oversees the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitation Program, Title X Family Planning, Abstinence Education Grant Program, Personal Responsibility Education Program, Newborn metabolic and hearing screening programs and other state-funded maternal and child health (MCH) related programs.
Marcus began his career in the Title V program as an administrative intern in 2002, assisting with the preparation of the Title V Application and Annual Report and implementing professional development opportunities for MCH staff at the state and local level. His first official position began in 2003 as the contract manager/claims processor for the Bureau of Family Health. Later, Marcus managed IDPH’s Child and Adolescent Reporting System, the data system for Title V programs to report activities and services. Most recently, he served as Iowa’s Title V Block Grant Coordinator and State Coordinator for Iowa’s 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative. Through his experience, Marcus has well-rounded experience including fiscal management, data management, and program coordination.
Marcus is currently serving on the AMCHP conference planning committee and served on the legislative and finance committee from 2013-2014. He has also been actively involved in the MCH Workforce Development Center. Marcus also serves on Iowa’s Early ACCESS (IDEA, Part C) State Council and Executive Committee, Early Childhood Iowa Stakeholders Alliance, PRAMS Steering Committee, Iowa’s System of Care for CYSHCN Advisory Council and the Iowa MCH Advisory Council.
Marcus received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Child and Family Services in 2002 and a Graduate Certificate in Public Management (CPM) in 2003 from Iowa State University. He is interested in maternal and child health, public policy and administration, system development and early childhood issues.