Research Associate

Research Officer

Susan Sprigg is responsible for program management and operational oversight of projects within Interact for Health's community research program, a community resource for producers and users of health data.

Susan holds a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Leadership, Management and Policy from the University of Cincinnati, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College, where she majored in Russian studies.

Susan previously worked as an independent public health consultant. She supported Interact's community research program and worked with the Cincinnati Health Department as project manager for the Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes. She had also contracted with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), first in the Office of Research to Practice, and then with the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies. In that role she received a Fiscal Year 2014 Performance Award and was a Spotlight on Excellence winner.

Before returning to her hometown of Cincinnati in 2001, Susan lived and worked in Seattle. She was a licensed midwife providing clinical care to mothers and families, and served on the Washington state midwifery board. She also worked as a patient care associate and data manager in the craniofacial clinic at Seattle Children's Hospital and Medical Center. Susan had previously spent several years in Boulder, Colo., at the Center for Human Rights Advocacy, producing quarterly seminars in Russia and Ukraine about how to integrate human rights into a criminal justice system.

Away from work, Susan enjoys hiking, biking and making music with her husband and two children.

Phone: 513-458-6609
Email: ssprigg@interactforhealth.org

Download a printable version of Susan Sprigg's bio here.

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