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Laura Herrara Scott, MD, MPH

Secretary of Health

Maryland Department of Health

Dr. Laura Herrera Scott is a national leader in healthcare delivery and financing, integrating value-based care philosophy with clinical and population health strategies. Her work focuses on the creation of progressive programs that optimize patient outcomes, improve the quality of care, and advance health equity. She is honored to serve Maryland under Governor Moore and Lieutenant Governor Miller to ensure that the state builds an equitable, world class health care delivery system that improves the health of all Marylanders.

Dr. Herrera Scott brings a diverse background of public and private sector experiences to the role of Secretary of Health - from direct care, to public health, to health care delivery transformation.

Most recently, prior to her appointment as Secretary of Health, Dr. Herrera Scott drove population health outcomes through improved data analytics and reporting in the clinical care space as the Executive Vice President of Population Health at Summit Health and Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Product at Anthem. She brings data driven decision making to the role as Secretary, applying the lessons learned from her previous roles to ensure that no Marylander is left behind. She also previously served as the Deputy Secretary for Public Health and the Chief Medical Officer for the Department under the O’Malley/Brown Administration.

Dr. Herrera Scott is a Veteran of the United States Army Reserves. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University where she also practiced, caring for individuals living with HIV. She received her Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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