President and CEO, Public Health Institute
The Public Health Institute focuses on issues like prevention, obesity, climate change, social determinants and technology. Pittman also launched PHI’s Population Health Innovation Lab. She previously led the Health Research and Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association, the California Association of Public Hospitals, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. She received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.
Pittman speaks: “I view the pandemic as an iceberg. You’re only seeing the tip, and what’s below the water level is systemic underfunding, exclusion, inability to access badly needed healthcare, untreated chronic diseases, unaddressed mental health issues, biases and racism.”