Board President and Chair (ex-officio)
Dr. Oxiris Barbot is the acting commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr. Barbot most recently served as the first deputy commissioner and oversaw development and implementation of agency priorities, including Take Care New York 2020 the City’s data-driven health agenda focused on addressing the social determinants of health and engaging communities on the issues of health equity.
Dr. Barbot has over 25 years of experience in advancing health equity and providing healthcare in urban communities. She previously served as commissioner of health for Baltimore City, where she led the development of Healthy Baltimore 2015, a health policy program focused on improving health outcomes by focusing on areas where the largest impact could be made to raise the quality of life. Prior, Dr. Barbot served as medical director of the Office of School Health at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC Department of Education. Before working in New York, Dr. Barbot was the chief of pediatrics and community medicine at Unity Health Care, Inc., a federally qualified health center in Washington, DC.
Dr. Barbot received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and holds a medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She completed her pediatric residency at George Washington University’s Children’s National Medical Center.