Johanne E. Morne, MS

Member, Public Health Practice and Policy Core
Director, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute

Johanne Morne, MS currently serves as Director of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute.  Ms. Morne has been with the AIDS Institute for more than ten years. The AIDS Institute was created in 1983 to coordinate the State’s overall response to the HIV epidemic.  The AIDS Institute has a broad mission including hepatitis and sexually transmitted disease (STD) services, surveillance, opioid overdose prevention, and non-HIV Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) services into its structure. The AIDS Institute formulates policy related to HIV, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), drug user health, and LGBT health and human services; initiates, develops, and evaluates programs for the delivery of HIV, hepatitis, and STD prevention, health care and supportive services as well as drug user health and LGBT health and human services; establishes clinical standards and oversees quality management; educates health care providers and the public; and guides regional and statewide planning.  In its more than 30-year history, the AIDS Institute has provided leadership in New York State, at the national level, and internationally. Ms. Morne’s leadership advanced the State’s deliberations related to Undetectable=Untransmittable and led the New York State Department of Health to sign on to the U=U consensus statement.  New York was the first state to do so.  Ms. Morne currently serves as a board member of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD). Ms. Morne is also an honoree in the 2017 POZ 100: Celebrating Women. 
Prior to joining the State Health Department, Ms. Morne served as quality manager of psychiatry and HIV services at a Designated AIDS Center hospital and director of community-based HIV services at a federally qualified health center. Ms. Morne’s professional and clinical experience is in public health and behavioral health, particularly within communities of color. 


College of St. Rose
BA - 1995 - Psychology
BS - 1995 - Social Work
MS - 2001 - Education and Counseling