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Dr. LaShawn Worsley-McIver

Director, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Office of Minority Health

Dr. LaShawn Worsley-McIver is currently the Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which provides healthcare to over 130 million Americans every year. Previously, Dr. McIver led Government Affairs & Advocacy (GA&A) efforts at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as its Vice President of Public Policy & Strategic Alliances and later as its Senior Vice President of all GA&A. 

Dr. McIver is a recognized spokesperson and thought leader on health disparities, healthcare reform, and diabetes advocacy issues. She is also a frequent presenter before Members of Congress, public health and health care leaders, advocates and students.

Research Interests

  • Public policy efforts aimed at promoting health equity, improving health outcomes, increasing access to care, and promoting health system reform
  • Minority healthcare

Education and Training

  • B.A., Randolph College, Virginia
  • M.D., Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health