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Sue Grinnell Joins PHI as Director of Business Strategy and Technology at New Population Health Innovation Lab

July 15, 2015

The Public Health Institute is pleased to announce that Sue Grinnell, MPH, is Director of Business Strategy and Technology at its new Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL), effective August 3, 2015. Grinnell joins PHI with 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. 

The mission of PHIL is to leverage PHI’s expertise and deep experience in population health to accelerate innovative investments, strategies and interventions that build healthier populations and realize a broad social and financial return.

Grinnel comes to PHI from the Washington State Department of Health, where she served as special assistant for Health Transformation and Innovation, and directed the departments of Chronic Disease and Maternal and Child Health as well as the Office of Healthy Communities. She also previously served as director for the Cowlitz County Health Department in Longview, Washington.  

"Sue is precisely the right person to help lead PHI's work in building healthier populations," said PHI president and CEO Mary A. Pittman, DrPH. "Under her leadership, Washington State has become nationally recognized for its statewide prevention system, which addresses the leading causes of chronic disease, death, and disability in a more coordinated and efficient way through partnerships and coalitions. Her expertise in leading the development of healthy communities at the local, state and national levels perfectly positions her to to drive sustainable, population health change through PHIL."