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Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A.
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Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. is the 18th Surgeon General of the United States. As America’s Doctor, she provides the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and the health of the nation. Dr. Benjamin also oversees the operational command of 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote and protect the health of the American People.

Dr. Benjamin is Founder and Former CEO of the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in Alabama, former Associate Dean for Rural Health at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile and Past Chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States.

Dr. Benjamin is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She was a Kellogg National Fellow and a Rockefeller Next Generation Leader.

Dr. Benjamin has a B.S. in chemistry from Xavier University, New Orleans; attended Morehouse School of Medicine and received her M.D. degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She also has an M.B.A. from Tulane University and fifteen honorary doctorates.

Blog Entries by Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A.

The Health Care Law Turns Two

0 Comments | Posted March 23, 2012 | 11:05 AM

This week, we are celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Since the health care law took effect, people all across the country have been directly benefiting from the law. And many aspects of this law aim to reduce health disparities.

The health care law uses common sense...

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New Graphic Warnings Labels: A Step In The Right Direction

0 Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 7:05 AM

It's simple: Smoking kills.

Sending this message to smokers -- or to those who are thinking of starting smoking -- just got a lot easier. Earlier today, the federal government released nine new graphic warning labels that will appear on everything from cigarette packs to in-store tobacco displays.

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