Director, Network Engagement
New Orleans, LA
Erin Marziale, MPH, serves as the Director for Network Engagement at the National Network of Public Health Institutes. Erin leads NNPHI’s public health institute development strategies with a mission to ensure that all states, territories, and tribes in the US have access to public health institute capacity. She is lead editor of the 2nd edition of the Guide for Developing and Thriving as a Public Health Institute and supported the development of the Keys to Success framework that measures institute organizational development. Erin’s passion for the institute model was developed during her experiences as team lead at the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) for the 2006 Louisiana Health and Population Survey, a rapid population estimate in selected hurricane-effected parishes of Louisiana. She had a first-hand experience of the power of public health institutes to work quickly, efficiently and in close collaboration with state and local health departments to support recovery from the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Erin is strategic connector, lifting up best practices, new innovations and excellent resources developed across the country by public health institutes and their partners. She designs national, multi-state public health initiatives that tap the capacities of institutes to improve the health of their communities.
In the role of Director, she provides direction and support for a portfolio of services to NNPHI members, including educational opportunities like the NNPHI Annual Conference, communications and funding opportunities, and the management of projects between NNPHI members and national funders such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She develops and provides tailored technical assistance to pre-emerging, emerging, and established public health institutes through one-on-one coaching, group learning activities, and connectivity to relationship-based mentoring from institute leaders.
Before joining NNPHI, Erin was team lead at the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) for the 2006 Louisiana Health and Population Survey, a rapid population estimate in selected hurricane-effected parishes of Louisiana. She has also developed and managed a community recovery center in the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans for families returning to their homes after Hurricane Katrina. Erin’s commitment to public health was developed as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guyana, South America and as a Case Manager at the Marana Health Center, which served a large population of migratory farm workers. Erin holds an MPH from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.