Skip to main content Skip to main content

Florida State University News

The Official News Source of Florida State University


Dr. Leslie M. Beitsch

Profile photo for

Chair of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine

Dr. Beitsch’s focus is on health policy and public health. He serves as Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine. He is also affiliated with the Center for Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Beitsch is the former commissioner of health for the state of Oklahoma as well as a former deputy secretary for the Florida Department of Health. He can comment on the following topics:

• Health care financing
• Population health
• Medicaid and uninsured
• Public health law
• Social determinants
• Tobacco

Contact Information

Phone: (850) 645-1830
Email: les.beitsch@med.fsu.edu