Ying-Ying Goh, M.D., M.S.H.S.

Director and Health Officer
City of Pasadena Public Health Department

Fellowship Profile

Fellowship Year: 2022-2023
Fellowship Placement: Office of the Vice President of the United States
Sponsoring Institution: NAM (Track 2)
Discipline / Profession: Epidemiology , Medicine - Pediatrics , Public Health


Ying-Ying Goh is the director and health officer of the City of Pasadena (CA) Public Health Department and a board-certified pediatrician. She led the COVID-19 pandemic response, overseeing policy and epidemiology, vaccination, community outreach and recovery, and technical assistance for health care facilities, schools, and businesses. In addition, the nationally-accredited department conducts the full scope of public health functions.

She previously served in various roles at the City of Pasadena Public Health Department, including deputy director and medical director for Programs and Research, securing grant funding and managing programs addressing chronic disease, including improving health outcomes for seniors with diabetes and childhood obesity prevention. Her professional experience includes clinical pediatric practice, management of a California Endowment task force to improve health care access and quality throughout Los Angeles County, and community-based participatory research to improve nutrition and physical activity for youth.

Goh earned a BA in Public Policy at Stanford University, an MD at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a Master of Health Services Research Degree from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She completed pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard University and Boston Medical Center/Boston University. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine.