Dr. Yanique Redwood, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland-College Park. She also serves as the President and CEO of the Consumer Health Foundation (CHF), a private foundation in Washington, D.C. advancing health equity throughout the region. Dr. Redwood has practiced public health in community, academic, federal government and international settings and brings to the classroom broad public health knowledge and a deep commitment to health and racial equity.
Prior to joining CHF, Dr. Redwood was a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) where she managed grants for the evaluation of evidence-based health and mental health interventions designed to improve outcomes for children and youth in child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Before joining AECF, Dr. Redwood completed a post-doctoral fellowship as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There she conducted outbreak investigations in Malawi and implemented a local food monitoring system in Kenya.
Between 2006 and 2008, she directed a community-based participatory research initiative in Atlanta funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities. This body of work included pilot projects to provide community-based mental health services for low-income women and a policy advocacy campaign to mitigate the impact of the built environment on health and mental health.
PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2008
MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2000
BS in Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998