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Sonia Angell is a physician and expert in public health, policy and systems change. She has over 15 years’ experience in government, from the local to global level.
She is a Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of American Health at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Epidemiology. She provides leadership for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative’s work on food systems change. Her research interest is at the nexus of climate and population health, and care delivery system resilience. She remains current in the practice of medicine and is on faculty at Columbia University in New York City, where she attends in an outpatient clinic.
Previously, she served as Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Public Health Officer, as Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Health, as senior advisor on Global Noncommunicable Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and she was the founding director of the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control Program at the New York City Health Department.
Dr. Angell is board certified in internal medicine. She completed Internal Medicine residency at Brigham Women's Hospital and is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. She was a Fellow of the second class of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Program, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.