Program Fellow, Community Health
Shalini Iyer is the 2011-2013 community health program fellow. Shalini comes to the Foundation from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Tobacco Policy and Control Program. As an analyst, she gained experience in conducting program evaluation as well as providing technical assistance on various aspects of evaluation including survey design, data management, analysis and presentation of data. Over the past several years she has been involved in numerous research projects on a variety of health issues including primary care access, food access, cancer, CPR, diabetes, trauma, and genetics. In a previous position she designed policy proposals to train personnel from underserved communities, particularly communities of color, for careers in health information technology and management. A passionate advocate for accessible health services, Shalini has been volunteering in a community initiative, Fixing Philly, which provides short-term hunger and health care relief to homeless people in Philadelphia. Shalini has a BA in Hispanic Studies and a Masters in Public Health both from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.