Garth Graham, MD, MPH
Assistant Dean for Health Policy
Chief, Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine
University of Florida School of Medicine
Medical Director, Florida Center for Medicaid
UF College of Public Health and Health Professions
Dr. Garth N. Graham, MD, MPH, FACP is the Assistant Dean for Health Policy and Chief of the Health Services Research Section in the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida School of Medicine. At the college of Public Health and Health Professional he will work as the Medical Director for the Center for Medicaid and the Uninsured. His prior public health work includes serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. In that role he coordinated Federal health policy that addressed the needs of minority populations, named to that position at age 29 he was one of the youngest persons to lead a US Public Health Service Agency. He led the development of the first Federal government plan to eliminate disparities, the development of the first national set of data standards for disability, race/ethnicity and primary language and also expanded the number of state Offices of Minority Health present across the country.
He also previously worked on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and as an Attending Physician in the Medical Access Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and served as a visiting scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has authored articles that have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs and Circulation. He has served on a number of boards including the North America Thrombosis Forum, World Health Organization Scientific Group on Equity Analysis and Research, Board of Directors of Physicians for Human Rights and the Federal Coordinating Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research. He was also recently named the Distinguished Millennium Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York.
Dr. Graham earned an M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine, where he graduated cum laude. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and named a Yale President Public Service Fellow. He also earned an M.P.H. from the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health with a focus in health policy administration. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. The Business Network Journal named him one of the Forty Leaders under Forty, Modern Healthcare Magazine named him one of the “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare” and the American College of Cardiology awarded him the inaugural CREDO award for his work in reducing cardiovascular disparities.