Alexander Billioux, MD

Alexander Billioux, MD

Vice President, Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Alex Billioux is the Vice President for Social Determinants of Health at UnitedHealthcare where he leads the national strategy addressing individual health-related social needs and community social determinants of health to improve health and advance health equity. He is an internal medicine primary care doctor focused on improving individual and community health through 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.

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 on 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 M.D. from Johns Hopkins University and his D.Phil. in clinical medicine from the University of Oxford. He holds a B.A. from the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

All Sessions by Alexander Billioux, MD

Social Determinants of Health Track Wednesday May 25, 2022
10:05 am - 10:50 am

Developing an Effective Long-Term SDoH Strategy

  • Discuss what it takes to create a community investment to invest upstream in the root causes health inequities.
  • Examine approaches to build collaborations between hospitals and other local stakeholders to advance local priorities
  • Explore the assets--including capital, land, and relationships--available within a health system which can catalyze investments for community health
Moderator: Maria V. Chaves