Background & Bio
Dr. Tobi Adeyeye Amosun is the Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at the Tennessee Department of Health. In this position, she oversees the divisions and offices of Family Health and Wellness, Health and Disparities Elimination, Vital Records and Statistics, Population Health Assessment, Primary Prevention, and the State Chief Medical Examiner. Prior to this role, Dr. Amosun served as Assistant Commissioner and the Director of the Division of Family Health and Wellness.
Dr. Amosun graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University, completed her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is a board member of numerous professional organizations, including the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation, and currently serves as the Director-at-Large on AMCHP’s Board of Directors. Dr. Amosun is an effective and respected leader with experience managing a $1.4 billion budget, fostering positive workforce culture for 2600 employees, and implementing state health policy to protect, promote and improve the health of 7 million Tennessee residents.
She is also a community pediatrician, still seeing a small panel of mostly Medicaid patients weekly, and is on staff at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. She has an interest in the mitigation of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and investigating social determinants of health and their impact on the care of priority populations. In addition to clinical care, she is focused on workforce development, patient advocacy, and community engagement. Dr. Amosun is a recognized speaker and writer whose work has been featured by local, state, and national organizations.