An honors graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Mary Applegate is double-boarded in Pediatrics and Internal medicine. After over twenty years of experience in rural private practice Dr. Applegate serves as the Medical Director of Ohio Medicaid. She is responsible for infusing high quality in clinical medicine into the program, driving improvements in health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries.
Dr. Applegate leads several quality improvement initiatives across multiple agencies particularly in the fields of perinatal health, physical and mental health integration, and value-based purchasing. She works at the state and national levels to bring agencies and organizations together to improve population health, still hearing the voice of the patient. Special interests include maternal and infant health, homecare, health equity, and health system transformation.