Michael Fine

Michael Fine, MD is currently the Chief Health Strategist for the Cities of Central Falls and Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and Medical Director of Beat COVID-19, the two-city strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19 in one of the most COVID-19-endemic areas in the U.S.

He also holds the title of Health Policy Advisor to Mayor James Diossa of Central Falls. In addition to those roles, Dr. Fine is the driving force behind the Central Falls Neighborhood Health Station and provides all health services, including primary care and population health, for the overwhelming majority of the municipality’s residents.

In addition, Dr. Fine served in the cabinet of Governor Lincoln Chafee between February 2011 and March 2015 as the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. In that position, Dr. Fine oversaw a broad range of public health programs and services, including 450 public health professionals and an annual budget of $110 million. Dr. Fine’s career as both a family physician and a manager in the healthcare field has been focused on healthcare reform and providing care to underserved populations. Before his confirmation as Director of the Rhode Island Health Department, Dr. Fine was the Medical Program Director at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, which oversees a healthcare unit servicing nearly 20,000 people per year, along with a staff of over 85 physicians, psychiatrists, mental health workers, nurses, and other health professionals. Dr. Fine was also a founder and Managing Director of HealthAccessRI, the United States’ first statewide organization making prepaid, reduced fee-for-service primary care available to people without employer-provided health insurance.

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