In November, Anne Snowden, MPH, CPHQ, joined CTSI’s Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) office as Assistant Director for Community-Engaged Research Programs.
Snowden brings extensive experience in community stakeholder engagement and healthcare disparities to CTSI and the CEARCH team. From 2005-2019, she served as Director for Performance Measurement, Validation and Reporting at MN Community Measurement, a nonprofit, multi-stakeholder collaborative organization that empowers the community with data and information to drive improvement in health care quality and cost.
Snowden has also held leadership positions with the MN Department of Human Services, Medica Health Plans, and the American Cancer Society. She holds a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and holds the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) credential. Starting in January, Snowden will also serve as Chair of the Steering Committee for the Minnesota Cancer Alliance.
“We are pleased to welcome Anne in this integral role with CEARCH,” stated CEARCH Director and Community & Collaboration component co-lead Mickey Eder, PhD. “Her rich experience in community engagement to advance health improvement will be a great asset in our shared work to advance clinical and translational science and improve health.”
Community & Collaboration Co-lead Tim Beebe, PhD, said, “Anne’s experience in collaboration to educate and disseminate data to drive improvement in health care quality and cost aligns perfectly with our goals as an organization. We look forward to working with her and learning from her extensive experience.”
As Assistant Director, Anne will collaborate with Dr. Eder and Dr. Beebe on CTSI’s Community & Collaboration component, on community-engaged research programs and initiatives, provide managerial leadership for the programs and staff of CEARCH, and foster collaboration and engagement with community partners.