Susan Mosier

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Susan Mosier
Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Governor Sam Brownback
Preceded by Dr. Robert Moser
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 67th district
In office
January 1, 2011 – February 1, 2012
Preceded by Tom Hawk
Succeeded by Tom Phillips
Personal details
Born (1959-07-10) July 10, 1959 (age 57)
Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Manhattan, Kansas
Alma mater Kansas State University (B.A.)
University of Texas at Austin (M.B.A.)
University of Kansas Medical Center (M.D.)
University of Iowa Health Care, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Profession Ophthalmology

Susan Kay Mosier, M.D. (born July 10, 1959)[1] is the current Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, since December 2014.[2][3] On November 13, 2014, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback named Dr. Mosier as the Interim Secretary, replacing Dr. Robert Moser, who stepped down at the end of November.[2] Mosier was a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 67th district. Her term began in 2011 and she resigned her seat, effective February 1, 2012, to accept the position director of Medicaid in the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.[4]

Mosier is an ophthalmologist and former owner of Mosier Eye Care in Manhattan, Kansas; she closed her practice when appointed Medicaid director for Kansas. She is board certified and has specialties in two areas: eye surgery and refractive surgical procedures.


Mosier sponsored four bills and eleven resolutions in the 2011 session. She sponsored two resolutions in the 2012 session before resigning.[5]

Same-Sex Marriage[edit]

Once Mosier assumed the office of Secretary of KDHE, her name was substituted for Dr. Moser's in the Marie v. Moser case.

Committee membership[edit]

Mosier served on four legislative committees in 2011:

  • Insurance
  • Joint Committee on Heath Policy Oversight
  • Health and Human Services
  • Financial Institutions

In 2011, she was assigned to the Special Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance.

Campaign donors[edit]

Mosier's 2010 campaign was 73% donor-funded and 27% self-funded.[6]


  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ a b Susan Mosier named interim secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. November 13, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Brownback appoints Susan Mosier to lead KDHE. December 20, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Riley County GOP to fill House vacancy. January 16, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  5. ^ Representative Susan Mosier legislative record, Kansas House of Representatives. Kansas Legislature. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  6. ^ Campaign Finance Retrieved July 5, 2012.

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