Dr. Pooja C. Mittal, MD
Medical Director, Health Net Community Doula Program
Dr. Mittal is a Family Physician and Medical Director at Health Net, the largest Medicaid insurance provider in California. She manages the PPO line of business and also directs strategic initiatives aimed at improving the care of the most vulnerable populations covered by the plan, with a focus on narrowing health disparities.
She has launched a Health improvement Project in Los Angeles County that will be providing doulas for 150 African American Women through a community-based partnership. This initiative is a pilot program with plans to expand in the future and to use the results for broad-based advocacy around doula coverage by health plans.
Dr. Mittal also works at the Clinicians Consultation Center at UCSF, a national HIV/AIDS warmline, where she is recognized as a national expert on Perinatal HIV care. In addition to her clinical work, she has published in the areas of well-child care, group visits, preconception care, and perinatal HIV. She is also currently a Fellow at the California Health Care Foundation.