Surili Patel, MS
Director, Center for Climate, Health and Equity
Deputy Director, Center for Public Health Policy
American Public Health Association
Surili drives strategic development to bridge the gap between public health programs and sound policies. As Director of the Center for Climate, Health and Equity, Surili works to inspire action and advance policies that addresses health at the nexus of climate and equity. As Deputy Director for the Center for Public Health Policy, Surili advises the organization’s most notable environmental health programs, including water safety and security, children’s environmental health, tribal public and environmental health, environmental health messaging, transportation and health, and healthy community design. She applies her role in both Centers to champion diversity and advance health equity and environmental justice while promoting public health solutions.