JudyAnn Bigby

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JudyAnn Bigby
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Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services
In office
Preceded byTimothy R. Murphy
Succeeded byJohn Polanowicz
Personal details
ResidenceJamaica Plain
Alma materWellesley College
Harvard Medical School
State cabinet secretary

JudyAnn Bigby is an American doctor and the former Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2013. She currently holds the position as the director of the Harvard Medical School Center of Excellence in Women's health.[1]

Prior to becoming Secretary, Bigby was a primary care physician and medical director of Community Health Programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital.[2] One of her patients was Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who declared January 18, 2001 "Dr JudyAnn Bigby Day" in Boston.[3] In addition to her work as a doctor, Bigby was also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the school’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.[4]

A resident of Jamaica Plain, Bigby holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.[4][5]


  1. ^ https://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians/biography_34.html
  2. ^ Tomaselli, Kathleen Phalen (October 20, 2003). "Most in U.S. see disparities in care of minority patients". Amednews. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  3. ^ Dunn, Catherine (August 10, 2003). "The good doctor is in, not just to the mayor, but to many women in need". Boston Globe. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  4. ^ a b "About Secretary JudyAnn Bigby, MD". The Official Website of the Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  5. ^ The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century. 2003: National Academies Press. 2003. p. 467. ISBN 0309133181.