Dr. Eric Baumgartner is a career public health physician engaged in a variety of community and national activities focused on issues of population health and access to care.  Currently he serves as Policy and Program Planning Director for the Louisiana Public Health Institute and as a member of the Georgia Health Policy Center Technical Assistance Program team for HRSA’s Rural Health Network Development grantees.   Dr. Baumgartner also served as Director for the Tulane University School of Medicine Preventive Medicine Residency in 2006.  He is currently an ex-officio member of the LA Task Force for the Working Uninsured.  In addition, Dr. Baumgartner continues to engage in public speaking, facilitation and community coaching for access to care initiatives nationally.

Formerly, Dr Baumgartner served as the Director of the Community Access and State Planning Programs of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration in Rockville, Maryland. Prior to that position, he served in a variety of posts in state public health agencies in the states of Mississippi, Hawaii, Texas and Louisiana.  While in Louisiana, he served as the State Health Officer for three years. In Texas, he served as the Chief of the Bureau of Managed Care of the Texas Department of Health where he shared in the responsibility for converting Medicaid to managed care.

Dr. Baumgartner received his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and his Masters of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He completed a residency in general pediatrics at the University of Arkansas and completed a second residency in general preventive medicine at Tulane. He is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and by the American Board of Pediatrics.

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Phone: (504) 813-3688