Dr. Gibson is Chief Health Officer for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. As the organization’s physician executive, he works in both a leadership and technical capacity and is deeply engaged in defining the overall strategy and direction of the organization. Dr. Gibson directly advises the CEO, various NCCHC committees, and the Board of Directors on a variety of matters with a special emphasis on issues with clinical and public health implications. He actively promotes the work of the Commission by serving in numerous outreach, facilitation, and technical support capacities. He works closely with thought leaders, clinicians, and elected officials to facilitate education, training, and technical assistance as they develop local solutions for providing quality health care to incarcerated persons with specific needs.
Specific examples of his recent work include a novel NCCHC standard for the protection of the health of inmate workers, significant enhancements to the standard on clinical preventive services in jails and prisons, the launch of a novel physician certification (the CCHP-P) where he wrote and provided technical guidance on numerous test concepts and questions, lead for the National Response Plan for Suicide Prevention in Corrections and a new partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Gibson has served as the lead for NCCHC’s participation in national, high-level forums focused on the response to the opiate crisis and Medication Assisted Treatment and the care of transgender patients in correctional environments.
He also serves in the capacity of managing director for the affiliated not-for-profit consulting firm NCCHC Resources, Inc. Here—since 2015—he has secured over $2M in new capital to support the broader NCCHC mission.
Dr. Gibson is licensed and board-certified in Occupational Medicine. He lives in the city of Chicago with his wife of 21 years and their six children.