Amanda Raziano, MPH
Policy Analyst – Environmental Health, American Public Health Association
Washington, DC 20001
Amanda Raziano, MPH is a health policy analyst at APHA’s Center for Public Health Policy. Ms. Raziano focuses her work on environmental public health policy, primarily through a CDC National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Control cooperative agreement project. Her areas of work cover food issues, chemical exposures, environmental public health tracking and collaboration among key partners.
Prior to coming to APHA, Ms. Raziano gained policy experience at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) as a senior policy analyst in environmental health services. At ASTHO, Amanda was instrumental in coordinating the State Environmental Health Directors group as well as spearheading several of ASTHO's CDC funded environmental health initiatives, including workforce development, environmental health preparedness and the built environment. Ms. Raziano began her environmental health work as an environmental health assessor at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry where she had the opportunity to work on the national project to review former exposures at vermiculite processing facilities, and served as the lead consultant on various health consultations. Ms. Raziano consulted for Delta Airlines and held internships at Environmental Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environment Studies from the University of Washington and her Masters of Public Health at George Washington University.
Leadership Development Opportunities
The EPHLI program provided me a wonderful opportunity to more fully explore and apply systems thinking to my work. Through the exercises I have been able to better identify strategies to help think beyond immediate fixes and consider the larger systemic factors contributing to the problem at hand. I gained a great deal of insight and help from the coaching session with Donna Dinkin. The ability to gain an outside, professional perspective on how my personality, skills and change style impact both my personal and professional interactions was invaluable to me. The IDP also afforded me a way to document some of the things that I wanted to improve throughout the year and forced me to make progress. Finally, I appreciated the ability to interact and work closely with professional from a variety of backgrounds during our in-person sessions. The support of CDC, mentors, coaches, instructors and cohorts has been tremendous and inspiring.