Dr Alex Billioux is the Vice President for Social Determinants of Health at UnitedHealthcare Government Programs. He is an internal medicine primary care doctor focused on improving individual and community health through innovative cross-sector population health strategies, primary- care driven health care delivery models, and sharing data to foster coordinated, learning health systems. Dr Billioux was formerly the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health at the Louisiana Department of Health where he led the state’s public health agency charged with protecting and promoting the health of all individuals and communities in Louisiana. In that role he negotiated the nation’s first modified subscription model for hepatitis C treatment and established a five-year hepatitis C elimination plan, launched the Community HealthWays program to address individual health-related social needs and community health factors, and led the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response.
Previously, Dr Billioux served as Senior Advisor to the Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and directed the Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure. In that role, he led the Accountable Health Communities and Integrated Care for Kids models, both care delivery models aimed at improving health by integrating health care and social care systems around individual and community needs. Dr Billioux was a 2015-2016 White House Fellow, serving at the Department of Health and Human Services under Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. He holds a part- time appointment in the Department of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he trained and served as Assistant Chief of Service of the Osler Medical Service. Dr Billioux has worked internationally on HIV, tuberculosis, and other diseases of poverty in Guatemala, Haiti, India, South Africa, and Uganda.
Dr Billioux received his MD from Johns Hopkins University and his DPhil in clinical medicine from the University of Oxford. He holds a BA from the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University in Louisiana.