Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson
Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health.
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Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson is the first African American and first woman to hold the position of commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health. She discusses the healthiest and sickest counties in Kentucky and the factors that contribute to those distinctions, as well as her activism for a statewide smoking ban and new funding to prevent the onset of diabetes.
Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, discusses legislative efforts to pass a statewide smoke-free law; action by the Food and Drug Administration on trans fats in foods; and the impact of the Affordable Care Act.