Program Manager, Food Policy and Procurement
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Michelle Wood, MPP, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Michelle Wood is the Program Manager for Food Policy and Procurement with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Ms. Wood lead’s the department’s healthy food procurement initiative and other food policy efforts to improve access and the nutritional quality of food offered and sold in County government, hospitals, universities and other large institutions in Los Angeles. She also manages the CDC‐funded Sodium Reduction in Communities Program which is working to decrease sodium consumption in the population. Ms. Wood has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed publications on the impact of food procurement policies. She has worked in the health policy arena for more than 16 years and earned her Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health in Leadership from the University of Illinois and Chicago.