Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, MD

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Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson is an experienced health executive who served in the private and public health sectors in Kentucky for over 20 years. 

Dr. Mayfield Gibson was the first African American and first woman commissioner of health for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She was responsible for expanding Kentucky’s newborn screening naming Kentucky with the highest incidence in the world for a specific metabolic disorder leading to international presentations.

As commissioner and state health official, she was a member of the Governor's executive team to expand Medicaid and reduced uninsured rates more than all other states that expanded Medicaid; and co-chairing the state’s first health in all policy, which focused on clinical, social, and environmental health. Most recently, she led the transformation of the largest health care system in Kentucky to address basic human needs across the total continuum of health as the senior vice president for Population Health, KentuckyOne Health and chief medical officer for KentuckyOne Health Partners. While at KentuckyOne Health, Dr. Mayfield Gibson established multi sector communities of practice to promote the role of health systems as anchor institutions to build resilient healthy communities.

She also chaired the total roadmap to health transformation across 18 states for Catholic Health Initiatives in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Stephanie serves on the board of directors for Trust for America's Health and is a population health consultant.

A board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologist, Dr. Mayfield Gibson’s background includes work in public health, health care, science, education, and private enterprise. She holds an MD from Meharry Medical College; medical residency training from University of Louisville; and graduate executive education from Harvard University.