Arlene Seid, MD, MPH, CMQ received her medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Her residency was in Preventive Medicine in a joint program between San Diego State University and the University of California at San Diego. She received her Masters of Public Health from San Diego State University. During her residency, she worked for the San Diego County Health Department, in the Department of Community Epidemiology and was the chair of the Medical Committee of the Domestic Violence Council, for which work she received the Freedom award. Her thesis research project focused on evaluation of the effectiveness of domestic violence intervention programs.
Since then she has worked in college health and in occupational medicine. She currently works as the Medical Director for Office of Quality Assurance for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The office of Quality Assurance is the state agency that regulates of the states’ health care facility.
She has been quite active in her local medical society, having been a representative for a number of years to House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and has also served as the president of the Cumberland County Medical Society. She has been active in the American College of Preventative Medicine and the American College of Medical Quality and more recently has been involved in American Association of Public Health Physicians, including serving as an alternate delegate to the AMA annual meeting.