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federal agency administrator

Yvette Roubideaux, American federal agency administrator. Certified American Board Internal Medicine. Recipient Outstanding American Indian Faculty award, University Arizona, 2002, Addison B. Scoville award for outstanding volunteer service, American Diabetes Association, 2008; grantee Minority Health Policy Fellowship, Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University, 1997.


Roubideaux, Yvette was born on January 29, 1963 in Pierre, South Dakota, United States.


Doctor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1989. Master in Public Health, Harvard School Public Health.


Intern/resident primary care internal medicine program Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, 1989—1992. Medical officer, clinical director San Carlos Indian Reservation, Arizona, Gila River Indian Community, Sacaton. Assistant professor Department Family & Community Medicine, University Arizona College Medicine.

Director Indian Health Service United States Department Health & Human Services, Washington, since 2009. Appointed secretary's advisory committee on minority health Department of Health and Human Services, 2000—2002. Director training program University Arizona American Indian Research Center Health.

Director University Arizona Indians Into Medicine Program (INMED). Co-founder Native Research Network, Inc.


  • Certified American Board Internal Medicine.


  • Other Work

    • Co-editor: Promises to Keep: Public Health Policy for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the 21st Century.


Member Rosebud Sioux Tribe, South Dakota. Member of Association American Indian Physicians (president 1999—2000, Indian Physician of Year 2004).