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Biography

Susan Watson is the Program Director for both the CA4Health community of practice to advance chronic disease prevention and health equity across California and the California Adolescent Health Collaborative that works to improve the wellness of youth across California. She is also managing a Community Health Fellowship program for The Health Trust. Previously, Ms. Watson has worked on projects with local health departments on accreditation and strategic planning, managed PHI’s Community Transformation Grant Initiative, worked at Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) on asthma disparities, and at the University of California, San Francisco and California Department of Public Health, Sexually Transmitted Control Branch on reproductive health issues. Her career has prioritized working on issues related to equity, community health, and the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Bayview Hunters Point Foundation for Community Improvement in San Francisco. Watson holds a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

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