Angela McGowan, JD, MPH

Project Director
HHS/Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC Assignee)

Angela McGowan, J.D., M.P.H., is a Project Director at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (on assignment from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) Program Performance and Evaluation Office). She works to advance the use of policy and law as tools to improve health, and leads an effort of partners developing evidence-based products highlighting laws and policies related to the national Healthy People 2020 Initiative. Previously, Angela was a Senior Program Officer with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focusing on encouraging the use of policy, advocacy and law to help create a strong and comprehensive public health system, public health issues including tobacco and childhood obesity prevention, and leadership development. Prior work experience includes: working at CDC’s Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Legislation at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, serving in CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service, and working as a legal services officer with Georgia's Division of Public Health. She received her law degree from Vanderbilt, master’s in public health from Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, and bachelor’s in International Relations from William and Mary.

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