Linda Elam PhD, MPH ’96

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Linda ElamLinda Elam was appointed state Medicaid director for the District of Columbia in May 2011, and she is also the senior deputy director at the DC Department of Health Care Finance. Previously, she served as policy director for the agency, and, before joining District government, she was with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation for ten years. She was a 2012 fellow in the Centers for Health Care Strategies/Robert Wood Foundation Medicaid Leadership Institute, and in 2013 she was inducted as an alumni member into the Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega, the public health honor society. She received her BS in zoology from Howard University, her MPH in health policy and administration from UC Berkeley, and her PhD in health policy and management from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University.

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