Delicia PruittDelicia Pruitt, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Throughout her 22-year family medicine care, Dr. Pruitt has served in diverse roles and practiced in a variety of settings: employed, independent practice, hospital medicine, federally qualified health center, direct primary care, academic medicine, women's health, home-based primary care, geriatrics, telemedicine, and hospice.

Today she practices at CMU Medical Education Partners in Saginaw, is an associate professor at Central Michigan University College of Medicine, and serves as medical director of the Saginaw County Health Department. It was in the latter position that her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic earned her several awards, including the 2021/2021 Governor’s Service Award.

Dr. Pruitt is also a member of the Covenant Primary Care PO Board of Directors, a position she has held since 2010.

Some of her past leadership positions have included serving as program director of Central Michigan University’s family medicine residency program and chief of the family medicine and maternal family health sections at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw.

Her “why” for joining the MAFP Board of Directors stems from wanting to be involved with organized medicine at the state level, she said.

“I want to impact changes and ideas that can help direct standards of care.”

In Spring 2022, Dr. Pruitt was appointed to serve as MAFP’s Minority Delegate to AAFP’s 2022 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, where she was elected by her peers for two national leadership positions: 2023 Minority Constituency Co-Convener and one of six Member Constituency Alternate Delegates to the 2022 Congress of Delegates. She will then serve as a Member Constituency Delegate in 2023.

At the state level, she was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to serve on the Protect Michigan Commission, tasked with developing an outreach plan to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and the Food Security Council.

Dr. Pruitt earned her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed family medicine residency and her Master of Public Health degree at Central Michigan University.