Chloe joined MPC in 2016. As Manager of Health Equity and Planning, Chloe brings her expertise in population health research and policy into MPC’s program areas. In particular, she has brought elements of health impact review and community health needs assessment into projects. Examples include assessing the potential health impact of land-use policies and using community health data to help prioritize health and racial equity in land acquisition for conservation.
Before working in public health and planning, Chloe was a researcher and instructor for the Intergroup Dialogue programs at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Michigan. She brings this background in identity-based education into her role as Co-Chair of MPC’s Equity Committee.
Chloe received her master’s degree in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). As a representative of MPC, she serves on the board of the Illinois Environmental Council, and is a community co-chair of the Partnership for Healthy Chicago. Outside of MPC, she also serves on the boards of the Calumet Collaborative and Health & Medicine Policy Research Group. She is currently participating in the Urban Land Institute's 2021 Health Leaders Network.
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- By Chloe Gurin-Sands and James Burns, president, South Branch Park Advisory Council
- Mar 7, 2021
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M.P.H. in Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A. in Spanish, University of Michigan