Suzi is the Deputy Director of the Advancing Health Equity Program and has over 12 years of public health experience. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Suzi oversaw evidence-based chronic disease prevention and management programs at the national YMCA resource office (Y-USA). In this role, she drove improvements to program implementation and technical assistance provided to local YMCAs delivering evidence-based programming, including the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program which played an integral role in the eventual coverage of the Diabetes Prevention Program by Medicare. This included the development, testing, and revising of trainings, tools, and resources to ensure success. Before Y-USA, Suzi worked at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on projects related to reducing health disparities around childhood asthma with a focus on the family-centered medical home approach to care. Prior to that, she worked at the IL Chapter of the AAP where she helped launch a childhood obesity initiative aimed at linking families to community-based resources to support healthier lifestyles. Suzi received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan and her Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she focused on maternal and child health.