Katie Sellers, DrPH, CPH, is the Executive Vice President, leading programatic, research, and evaluation work at the foundation.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Katie served as Senior Vice President for Science and Strategy at the March of Dimes. She was responsible for the strategic initiatives and scientific foundation of the March of Dimes’ work to achieve equity and improvements in birth outcomes. She led the Prematurity Campaign Collaborative, the Perinatal Data Center, and the Office of Sponsored Programs, supervising data collection, management, analysis, and interpretation, peer-reviewed publications, program evaluation, grant proposals, grants management, and strategic efforts to promote the March of Dimes mission.
Katie also served as Chief Science and Strategy Officer at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). She led ASTHO’s work in research, evaluation and planning, journal publications, public health workforce, and insular area outreach and engagement.
Katie has more than 20 years of experience in public health, with a longstanding interest in and passion for maternal and child health and health equity. She has more than 50 publications, including peer-reviewed articles in the American Journal of Public Health, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and the Journal of Family Psychology, as well as chapters in edited volumes and textbooks.
She received her doctorate in Maternal and Child Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.