Track 2 - Leadership

Management and Workforce Development

Sharing Session - 90 Minutes

F12 - The First National Data on the Local Health Department Workforce: The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey, 2017

Wednesday, July 11
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: St. Charles

The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS), conducted as a partnership between the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the de Beaumont Foundation, is a national survey capturing individual perspectives of the governmental public health workforce related to workplace environment, training needs, and trends impacting public health. In 2017, PH WINS surveyed more than 46,000 workers at local and state health departments. Key findings and implications for workforce development related to the local health department workforce will be presented during this session.


Workforce, Leadership & Management, Research/Evidence-Based

Kyle Bogaert, MPH

Director, Workforce Research

Kyle Bogaert is the director of workforce research at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). In her role, Kyle manages ASTHO’s workforce research portfolio, including the administration of the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS), as well as implementation projects and other workforce research projects. She holds an MPH in social and behavioral sciences from Boston University and a BA in anthropology from Skidmore College.


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Meghan McGinty, PhD, MPH, MBA

Deputy Director, Big Cities Health Coalition
National Association of County and City Health Officials

Meghan McGinty, PhD, MPH, MBA is Deputy Director of the Big Cities Health Coalition at NACCHO. The BCHC is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 54 million people they serve.

Prior to joining BCHC, Dr. McGinty conducted research at the Center for Health Security, which works to protect people's health from the consequences of epidemics and disasters. Her research examined the allocation of scarce resources during disasters, risk management and communication, and health sector resilience. From 2008-2011, Dr. McGinty served as Director of Continuity of Operations Planning at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she was responsible for developing plans to sustain essential public health services in the event of a disaster. She has also supported preparedness and response initiatives of the U.S. National Response Team, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. McGinty received the US Surgeon General’s commendation in 2008 for her work providing force readiness and deployment training for the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. She has responded to disasters including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

Dr. McGinty earned her Doctor of Philosophy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her dissertation examined hospital evacuation and shelter-in-place decision making during Hurricane Sandy. Dr. McGinty was a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) trainee in Occupational Injury Epidemiology and Prevention. She also holds a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and Bachelor of Arts in Art, Theater and Music from Georgetown University.


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Brian Castrucci, MA

Chief Program and Strategy Officer
The de Beaumont Foundation

Brian C. Castrucci, MA is the Chief Executive Officer of the de Beaumont Foundation. Castrucci is a disruptor, instigator, and fierce advocate for public health. In just six years, he has helped build the Foundation into a leading voice in health philanthropy and public health practice.

An award-winning epidemiologist with 10 years of experience working in state and local health departments, Castrucci brings a unique background to the philanthropic sector that allows him to shape and implement visionary and practical initiatives and partnerships and bring together research and practice to improve public health.

Under his leadership, the de Beaumont Foundation is driving change to improve population health, foster collaboration between public health and primary care, and strengthen the nation’s public health infrastructure. Among the projects he has spearheaded are CityHealth, the BUILD Health Challenge, and the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey.

Castrucci is an editor and contributing author to The Practical Playbook. Public Health. Primary Care. Together, published by Oxford University Press in 2015. He has contributed more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics including public health systems, research, maternal and child health, health promotion, and chronic disease prevention. He has been featured in media including Nation’s Health, Hospitals and Health Networks, Public Health Newswire, the American Journal of Public Health, KevinMD, and the Health Affairs Grantwatch blog.

Castrucci graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from North Carolina State University and a Master of Arts degree in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health Leadership at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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