Alicia Leizinger, MPH
Program and Policy Specialist
Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota
Alicia Leizinger, MPH, is a program and policy specialist at the non-profit organization Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota (ANSR), which is dedicated to reducing the human and economic costs of tobacco use in Minnesota. In her five years at ANSR, she has worked closely with many community organizations to engage youth and adults in tobacco prevention policy efforts at the local and state level, including organizing the coalition that pushed for the passage of menthol restrictions in Saint Paul. Prior to working at ANSR, Alicia worked as a research project coordinator at the Minneapolis VA Hospital, including a study on smoking cessation. In her attempts to help people quit smoking, she committed to working upstream to prevent youth from ever becoming addicted. She is passionate about working with diverse groups of people to bring about positive change in their communities and reduce tobacco use. Alicia earned her Masters of Public Health in Community Health Promotion in 2013 from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Wednesday, July 11
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM