Hawi Teizazu, MA, PhD
Associate Director, Health Equity Innovation & Implementation

Background & Bio
Hawi has over a decade of experience in public health research and practice and brings a conceptual and practical understanding of health equity and the methodological tools necessary to reimagine and implement systems, data, and practices that advance equity. Her research investigates the relationships between social and structural determinants of health, health policy, and health outcomes. Hawi has also worked with federal/state and local government and community-rooted organizations to define and operationalize equity and promote alignment between values and internal/external practices.

At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hawi provided technical assistance to 34 Tribes and 4 Urban Indian Health Service Areas within the Great Lakes region and oversaw the activities of CDC grantees to plan, implement, and evaluate projects spanning across several health outcomes (e.g., mental health, maternal and child health, chronic disease). This work led to the development of strategic partnerships to conceptualize, fund, and implement community-informed interventions to improve health-related experiences and outcomes as well as novel data-based solutions to address inequities in health surveillance systems.

My Current Work
As part of AMCHP’s Health Equity Innovation and Implementation team, Hawi works to advance health equity by developing, implementing, and amplifying internal and external practices that promote critical analyses and prioritize equitable outcomes.

Ask Me About
Health equity, social and structural determinants of health, good books