Savannah North, MPH Biography
Savannah North, MPH is a Project Manager with the Public Health Institute in Oakland, California. She currently manages the Food Waste Reduction: Role of Environmental Health project with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California. Throughout this project, she has been working closely with CCDEH and other diverse stakeholders to assess the current barriers and best management practices regarding food diversion and safe surplus food donation, and the role of Environmental Health Departments in addressing the issue of food waste. She also manages the Climate and Health Learning Collaborative for Urban Health Departments with the Center for Climate Change and Health, which provides structured, but flexible support to 12 local health departments to demonstrate strategies to integrate climate change, health, and equity into local health department program practices.
She received her B.S. in Microbiology from UC Davis in 2014, and her MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University in 2016. Her Master’s Thesis included the design of a multi-level intervention to address the rates of early marriage in Bangladesh. Prior to joining PHI, Savannah worked on sexual and reproductive health programming and evaluation with the Women’s Refugee Commission in NYC, and with ICAP, Columbia University.