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Baretta Casey, MD, MPH
A native and former private practice physician from Pikeville, Kentucky, Dr. Baretta R. Casey received her BA degree from Pikeville College and her medical degree from the UK College of Medicine. She completed her family medicine specialty training at the Trover Clinic Foundation in Madisonville, Kentucky. In December 2006, Dr. Casey received her Masters in Public Health from the UK College of Public Health.
Dr. Casey is a Professor in the UK College of Public Health, Departments of Health Behavior, Health Systems Management and Preventive Medicine and Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. She served as the Director for the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, KY, from 2005 – July 2010, and prior to that she was the Program Director for the UK College of Medicine, Hazard-based East Kentucky Family Medicine Residency Program, which trains medical school graduates for practice in rural areas.
She is a 2006 graduate of the Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program, a management development program exclusively for executive directors and leaders of community-based health care organizations. And in March 2008, she completed the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program sponsored by Drexel University.
Dr. Casey is a past president of the Kentucky Medical Association and the Kentucky Academy of Family Medicine. She currently holds a position on the American Medical Association Council of Medical Education, the National Residency Matching Program and the board of directors for the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Casey serves on numerous medically related national and state boards. She has received several awards and honors related to her work with medical education, domestic violence, and community service.