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Pooja Mittal, DO

Chief Health Equity Officer, Health Net

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 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. As a family physician, teacher and recognized national expert on Perinatal HIV care, she has a unique perspective to design strategic initiatives that improve health outcomes for California’s most vulnerable populations.

Dr. Mittal has an expertise in Digital Health and is part of Health Net’s Digital Health Transformation Committee which ensures that the technology used by the company for Medicaid members is equitable. She is also part of the UCSF S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech advisory board which focuses on bridging health equity and innovation to create and adapt products that reach marginalized populations.

Dr. Mittal also dedicates her time to improving health outcomes through teaching the next generation of healthcare workers (Stanford Internal Medicine 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. She completed her Faculty Development Fellowship at UCSF and is a graduate of the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Leadership Fellowship program.