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Panelist Bio


Dr. Rebekah Gee
La. Dept. of Health & Hospitals

Dr. Rebekah Gee is the Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals for the state of Louisiana. She is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Louisiana State University. Dr. Gee has served as chair or co-chair of several national committees on maternity quality and prematurity reduction for CMS, HRSA and ACOG. Dr. Gee is the health policy resident expert for the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology and serves on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Board of Health Care Services.

She is the recipient of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs 2012 State Leadership in Maternal and Child Health award for her work on improving birth outcomes. In 2014, Dr. Gee received the Woman of the Year award from New Orleans City Business, was recognized as a "40 under 40" leader for New Orleans, a Louisiana "Healthcare Hero", and received the American Medical Student Association "Women in Leadership" award. Dr. Gee is clinically active and is caring for patients at LSU. She lives in New Orleans and is the mother of five energetic children.

The Secretary provides leadership and technical support services, while maximizing resources, in order to fulfill the mission of the Department.

Current Topic


     07/18 - Preventing Suicide

How is Louisiana addressing its suicide problem?
The recent high-profile deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have brought the issue of suicide into the national spotlight. In Louisiana, suicide is the eleventh-leading cause of death and third among its 15 to 34-year-old residents. Sixteen percent of Louisiana’s 677 suicides in 2016 were military veterans.

So, how is Louisiana addressing its suicide problem? What signs should friends and family members look for to prevent someone from taking their own life? And how will the state’s newly created Zero Suicide Initiative help individuals from going down that path? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Preventing Suicide” Wednesday, July 25 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, July 24.)
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Current Topic


07/18 - Preventing Suicide

How is Louisiana addressing its suicide problem?

Current Topic


06/18 - Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?  (ENCORE)

Is Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?

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05/18 - News About the News

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?

Current Topic


04/18 - Balancing Eldercare

How much does Louisiana spend on nursing homes versus home and community-based care?

Recent Topics


06/18 - Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?  (ENCORE)

Is Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?


05/18 - News About the News

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?


04/18 - Balancing Eldercare

How much does Louisiana spend on nursing homes versus home and community-based care?


03/18 - Making Schools Safe

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion?

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