Dr. Garth Graham

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Prior to joining Aetna, Graham was assistant dean for health policy and chief of health services research at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville. There, he served as principal investigator on a number of grants and initiatives looking at innovative approaches, such as tele-health, home-based care and coordinated medical teams, to improve the health outcomes for underserved and hard-to-reach populations.

From 2004 to 2011, Graham led HHS’s health disparities efforts where he introduced new national grants programs to combat health disparities, guided the development of the first federal action plan released by the Obama administration to eliminate disparities and steered the effort that for the first time helped close the disparity gap in flu vaccination rates for minority children. He also served as co-director of the HHS Public Health Systems Quality Program.

Graham received his medical degree from Yale University, School of Medicine and his master’s degree in public health from Yale School of Public Health. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Florida International University in Miami. He is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

A frequent writer and editor, Graham has been widely published, including in peer review journals. He is the author of the book The Role of Decentralization in Strengthening Equity in Healthcare. He has taught at the University of Florida School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Stanford University.

Expert Articles by Dr. Garth Graham

Nutrition

Minority communities can combat obesity-related health crisis
As a cardiologist, I have seen firsthand the importance of maintaining one’s health, and it all starts with small steps. While it can seem difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle with time and bud...

Healthy Immune System

Use your mobile device to get in shape and improve your health
By utilizing the technology that is becoming more readily available every day, there is a great opportunity for Americans to improve their overall health and wellness. Technology offers a convenient, ...
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