Amy DeLisio, MPH, RD
Amy DeLisio, MPH, RD is the director at the Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) and has over fourteen years of experience working on nutrition education, social marketing, and chronic disease prevention interventions serving vulnerable populations. Ms. DeLisio has extensive experience in training and capacity building efforts, multi-level interventions, policy systems and environmental change approaches, community leadership development, and coalition building around common goals. She is passionate about implementing community driven approaches that increase equitable polices and social justice in low resourced communities to improve nutrition and health outcomes. Ms. DeLisio currently directs the overall vision and strategic direction at CWN. Ms. DeLisio is responsible for a large portfolio of nutrition and wellness projects from federal, state, and local governments and private funders.
Ms. DeLisio personally oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) statewide contract funded through the California Department of Social Services focused on evaluation and innovation, several projects covering the eight state USDA Southeast region focused on coalition building, evaluation, program support and increased access to fruits and vegetables, and the CDC Cooperative Agreement providing technical support to REACH grantees nationwide focused on community engagement and local coalition building.
Prior to joining PHI, Ms. DeLisio implemented new clinic policies and procedure to improve diabetes care for patients at the Watts Health Center, developed a statewide multi-layered Breastfeeding Campaign for the California Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, and provided statewide training and technical assistance to SNAP-Ed grantees in California.
Ms. DeLisio is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Southern California. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree and attended the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Youngstown State University.
Cooking Matters Evaluation
PHI's Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) is working in consultation and collaboration with the Cooking Matters Colorado PSE team to create an evaluation strategy to assess the real benefits of PSE interventions for consumers and retailers in the shop setting. The evaluation will focus on changes in food security and sales related to PSE interventions.