Center for Public Health Policy

APHA's Center for Public Health Policy highlights the connections between communities — where we live, work, play and learn — and our collective health. We advance evidence-based policies and practices to address the social determinants of health and create health equity for all. We serve as a catalyst for positive change by influencing public policy at all levels of government and within the private sector. With an experienced staff and a vast network of diverse partners, we create resources that support APHA’s central challenge: To create the healthiest nation in one generation.


Natasha DeJarnett smilingNatasha DeJarnett 
Policy Analyst, Natural Environment
• Climate and Health
• Chemical Safety
• Phone: 202-777-2481

Ayana JonesAyana Jones 
Environmental Health Fellow
• Environmental Health System
Climate and Health
• Phone: 202-777-2528

Mimi MusaOlubukolami "Mimi" Musa 
Program Associate
• Environmental Health System
• Phone: 202-777-3929

Surili Patel smilingSurili Patel 
Deputy Director, Center for Public Health Policy
• Building Partnerships
• Environmental Health Messaging
• Emergency Preparedness and Response
• Phone: 202-777-2440

Kate Robb smilingKatherine Robb 
Senior Program Manager, Environmental Health
• Healthy Housing
• Transportation and Health
• Active Transportation
• Phone: 202-777-2416

Tia Taylor-Williams smilingTia Taylor Williams
Center for Public Health Policy,
Center for School Health and Education

• Health Equity
• Health in all Policies
• Phone: 202-777-2436

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