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Robert Atkins, MD, MPH

by Jasmine Batchelor

July 22, 2019

Senior Medical Director,
Aetna Medicaid

Robert Atkins, M.D., MPH has been a Senior Medical Director in Aetna Medicaid since 2007. He led development and implementation of Aetna’s standard model of care that integrates physical and behavioral health for all Medicaid members. He sponsored development and implementation of our System of Care model across all Medicaid plans. This addresses conditions where people live, learn, work and play through cross-sector collaboration. For the last two years he has helped introduce and develop Aetna Medicaid’s trauma-informed transformation. His focus has been how to identify providers who are trauma-informed, and so inform people Aetna serves who identify that as a priority.
Dr Atkins has over 30 years of experience in the management of behavioral health programs in the private and public sectors. He received his medical degree and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and completed his psychiatric training at the University of Maryland.  He is Board-certified in psychiatry and administrative psychiatry.