Chrissie Juliano, MPP, is the executive director of the Big Cities Health Coalition, 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 nearly 62 million people they serve. Chrissie has been with BCHC since December 2014, when she started as the Deputy Director.
Prior to joining BCHC, Chrissie was a senior program manager at RESOLVE, where she developed and facilitated collaborative processes and consensus-building projects among a variety of public health stakeholder groups. As part the RESOLVE health team, she managed the Public Health Leadership Forum, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, working with thought leaders to envision the “high-achieving” health department in 2020 and shepherding a working group through the process of defining a set of foundational capabilities and areas that all health departments should possess.
Previously, Chrissie worked on stakeholder outreach at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products and in policy development at the Trust for America’s Health. She holds a Masters 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.
The Big Cities Health Coalition is housed at the de Beaumont Foundation, a longtime partner and funder of the Coalition, and is affiliated with NACCHO.