Garth Graham

President, Aetna Foundation; Vice President of Community Health Aetna; Cardiologist; Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Garth Graham is president of the Aetna Foundation and vice president of community health for Aetna. He is also a practicing cardiologist and professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. An authority on social determinants of health, Graham served as a deputy assistant secretary in the US Health and Human Services Department during the Obama and George W. Bush administrations, leading the Office of Minority Health. He has also been assistant dean for health policy and chief of health services research at University of Florida School of Medicine. A researcher, writer, and editor on health disparities, Graham authored The Role of Decentralization in Strengthening Equity in Healthcare.

Videos/Audio of Garth Graham

A healthy community is characterized not only by the absence of illness but by attributes that promote well-being and... See more
The pathway to health sometimes travels through a physician’s office, but economic stability, the physical environment... See more
By every measure — including life expectancy, infant mortality, and rates of heart disease and cancer — people of color... See more
Featured scholar: Sam Kargbo // Leaders and on-the-ground innovators are finding new ways to connect the hardest-to-... See more
Although the inequitable distribution of health and healthcare is widely recognized, a lot of fresh thinking about just... See more
Closing session at Spotlight Health. See more