Renata Schiavo

Renata Schiavo, Ph.D., M.A., is a health communication, public health, and global health specialist. She is the Founding President of Health Equity Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community, capacity, and strategic communication resources for health equity. Dr. Schiavo is also a Senior Lecturer at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and has held academic appointments at New York University and the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. She has 22+ years of relevant experience both in the U.S and globally, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the APHA PHEHP Health Communication Working Group; the UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) Global Web Roster; the World Health Organization’s Global Technical Network for Communication for Behavioral Impact (COMBI); and the Cultural Competence Interest Group of the New York Academy of Medicine. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Communication in Healthcare: Strategies, Media, and Engagement in Global Health, and serves on the advisory board of The Nation’s Health, the APHA’s official newspaper and the editorial board of Cases in Public Health Communication and Marketing.

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