Director of Business Strategy and Technology
Public Health Institute
Sue Grinnell, MPH, is Director of Business Strategy and Technology and oversees the Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL) at the Public Health Institute. The mission of PHIL is to design, catalyze and accelerate innovative approaches that advance health outcomes and well-being. Through the use of various innovative practices including the Art of Hosting and Design Thinking, PHIL supports deepened capacity for collaboratives to navigate the complex waters of population health. Her current work is focused on supporting various multi stakeholder collaboratives intent on improving the health and well-being of their communities, one of which is the California Accountable Communities for Health.
Sue has over 30 years of experience in public health, having held a variety of positions working to address issues such as chronic disease, access to prenatal care, and children’s health.
Prior to coming to PHI, Sue was with the Washington State Department of Health, where she held several positions; Special Assistant for Health Transformation and Innovation, State Chronic Disease Director and Maternal and Child Health Director as well as the Director of the Office of Healthy Communities.
As the Special Assistant, she served as the public health liaison between the WA state Department of Health and the WA Health Care Authority. As the Special Assistant, she was a member of the joint agency team that created the Accountable Community of Health model. As the Director of the Office of Healthy Communities, she created the Healthy Communities Washington initiative, an integrated strategy merging chronic disease and Maternal and Child Health funding and strategies. Previously served as director for the Cowlitz County Health Department in Longview, Washington
She has a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from Oregon State University and a Master’s in Public Health in Public Health Leadership and Practice from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Tuesday, July 9
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM