18th U.S. Surgeon General
Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, 18th U.S. Surgeon General 2009-2013, is the Founder and CEO of BayouClinic, Inc. and the Gulf States Health Policy Center. As America’s Doctor, she provided the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and the health of the nation. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,500 uniformed public health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote and protect the health of the American People. In addition, Dr. Benjamin served as chair of the National Prevention Council—17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the roadmap for the Nation’s health, the National Prevention Strategy. Dr. Benjamin specializes in prevention policies and health promotion among individuals as well as large populations, especially concerning obesity, childhood obesity and children’s health. She has special interest in rural healthcare, health disparities among socio-economic groups, suicide, violence and mental health. Read More >
Regina's TED Talk
"Your keynote was a challenge to the land trust community to find innovative and equitable solutions to engage with different constituencies - and offering them opportunities to engage with the out-of-doors and nature in new and different ways. It was an important reminder that the work we are all doing directly impacts the health of all our communities and that it is a 'national prevention strategy in action.' What a powerful message to our 1,800 attendees! There are simply not enough words to express my immense gratitude for all you did in contributing to the success of our conference. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for the health and well-being of people all across this great nation."
"It was a great event and Dr. Benjamin was incredibly well received! She gave a fantastic talk and we hope to have her back again one day. Thanks for being so great to work with!"
"As usual Dr. Benjamin was amazing, her speech set the tone for the week. I received very positive feedback from delegates and guests. She was very engaging and solicited great questions from the audience. We were honored to have her and I personally can't wait to hear about the new work she is venturing into in Bayou la Batre."
"Dr. Benjamin was a perfect fit, wonderful to work with, and your placement and planning assistance is greatly appreciated!"