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Dr Rebekah Gee

Secretary of the Louisiana Dept of Health
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Louisiana Department of Health

Dr. Gee is the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, the state’s largest agency, where she oversees public health and other programs for citizens in need such as behavioral health, developmental disabilities, aging and adult services, emergency preparedness, and the Medicaid program. Under Dr. Gee’s leadership, 470,000 Louisianans are newly insured under Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion, and many are receiving much needed primary and preventive health care for the first time. Dr. Gee is an OB/GYN and was inducted to the National Academy of Medicine in 2018. Prior to her role as Secretary, she was the Medicaid Medical Director, working to improve health care quality, and served as the director for the Birth Outcomes Initiative where she led the charge to decrease infant mortality and prematurity – an effort that in part led to a 25% reduction in infant mortality, an 85% drop in elective deliveries before 39 weeks and a 10% drop in NICU admissions statewide. 



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Events featuring Dr Rebekah Gee

Events featuring Dr Rebekah Gee