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.

The Center is leading APHA's Year of Climate Change and Health.


Ivana Castellanos smiling Ivana Castellanos
Policy Analyst
• Tribal Public & Environmental Health Think Tank
• Transportation and Health
• Phone: 202-777-2528

Jason Coates smilingJason Coates
Health Reform Analyst
• Health Reform/Health Systems Transformation
• Public Health Law
Phone: 202-777-2502

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

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 
Policy Analyst, Healthy Community Design
• 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

Learn more about the center (PDF)

Recent blog posts

Climate Justice (February 2017) 

Clean Energy (March 2017) 

Transportation and Healthy Community Design (April 2017)