Chrissie Juliano, MPP, is the Executive Director of the Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC). BCHC is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the more than 62 million people they serve. As Executive Director, Ms. Juliano serves as a spokesperson for the Coalition and cultivates relationships with members, funders, and the media. She also facilitates strategic discussions among the members, federal partners, and across the public health field, on the importance of prevention, building a strong public health system, and issue areas like the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism, substance use disorder, and other threats to the public’s health. Ms. Juliano has been with BCHC since December of 2014.
Prior to joining the Coalition, Ms. Juliano was a Senior Program Manager at RESOLVE, where she managed the Public Health Leadership Forum, working with thought leaders to achieve consensus among sets of policy recommendations to strengthen the public health system. She also led a team of researchers through an effort to engage the citizens of Maryland in dialogue about how best to allocate scarce resources in a public health emergency, like ventilators or vaccines in a pandemic. Previously, Ms. Juliano worked on stakeholder outreach at the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products and in policy development at the Trust for America’s Health.
She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago’s Harris School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Communication from the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs.
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