Linette Scott, MD, MPH, is the Chief Data Officer and the Deputy Director of Enterprise Data and Information Management in the California Department of Health Care Services. In this role she works across the Department and with stakeholders to ensure that reliable data and information are available and used to drive improvements in population health and clinical outcomes through the Department's programs and policies. Dr. Scott is a board-certified Physician in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine and in Clinical Informatics. She has a Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School, a Master's in Public Health from University of California, Davis, and a Bachelor of Arts in physics from University of California, Santa Cruz. Highlights from her career include serving as a General Medical Officer with the United States Navy, first as squadron physician with the Regional Support Group and later as the military physician for an active duty clinic; as a Public Health Medical Officer with the California Department of Public Health; as the California State Registrar and Deputy Director of Health Information and Strategic Planning in the California Department of Public Health; and as the Interim Deputy Secretary for Health Information Technology at the California Health and Human Services Agency.