Dr. Pooja Mittal is the Chief Health Equity Officer (CHEO) for Health Net. She leads the company in developing, implementing, facilitating, and embedding health equity strategic initiatives into every aspect of Health Net’s programs, services, actions and outcomes. Dr. Mittal joined the company in June 2016.
In addition to her role as CHEO, Dr. Mittal practices primary care at a Federally Qualified Health Center in San Mateo County and works at the National Clinicians Consultation Center at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). As a family physician and recognized national expert on Perinatal HIV care, she has a unique perspective to design strategic initiatives that improve care for California’s most vulnerable populations.
Dr. Mittal also dedicates her time to increasing health equity through teaching the next generation of medical residents. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at UCSF and Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to her clinical work, she has been published in the areas of well-childcare, group visits, preconception care, health equity and perinatal HIV.
Dr. Mittal earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston University and her Doctor of Medicine from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.