Executive Director Urban Health Initiative Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Since 2011, Amy Sheon has served as the founding executive director for Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Urban Health Initiative. She developed and leads healthdatamatters.org, an open data platform about the health of people living in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, and on the social determinants of health. She also developed RaisingHealthyKidz.org, a resource for child care workers and families to support improved nutrition and physical activity.
For more than two decades, she has conducted clinical and prevention studies with a particular focus on health equity. After conducting demographic and health surveys around the globe, she joined the National Institutes of Health, overseeing epidemiologic and prevention studies related to HIV infection. Subsequently, at the University of Michigan (UM), she developed large new programs in clinical research, ethical issues in genetics and early childhood development. Most recently, she led an effort to develop a statewide system of body mass index surveillance for the State of Michigan. Amy earned her BA in sociology (Cornell University), an MPH (UM) and a PhD in public health policy (Johns Hopkins University).