Vice President, Innovation and Learning

Vice President, Innovation and Learning

Jennifer Chubinski manages the Innovation and Learning Team at Interact for Health. This team includes the capacity building, research, evaluation and conference facility functions of the organization. The Innovation and Learning team provides high-quality staff and community learning opportunities, supports grantees with evaluation and research, and explores innovative solutions to our region's health issues. Jennifer was formerly Interact's Director of Community Research. In that role she led the Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey (CHSS) and the Ohio and Kentucky Health Issues Polls (OHIP and KHIP).

Jennifer has received several awards for her work in applied research, most notably the 2014 Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Community Health Advocate Award and the 2013 Academy Health Workforce Interest Group Research Award for Best Poster Abstract. Jennifer serves on the United Way of Greater Cincinnati's Health Impact and Research councils, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Community Advisory Council, and as a member of the steering committee of the Health Collaborative's Collective Impact on Health effort.

Before relocating to Cincinnati, Jennifer worked at the Centre for Employment Studies in Moncalieri, Italy, and the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Jennifer has a Ph.D. in Regional Development Planning from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master's of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. In her free time Jennifer enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and eating good food with her family.

Phone: 513-458-6608
E-mail: jchubinski@interactforhealth.org

Download a printable version of Jennifer Chubinski's bio here. 



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