Sophie Egan, MPH

Sophie Egan

Sophie Egan, MPH is director of health and sustainability leadership as well as the editorial director for strategic initiatives at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). In this role, she oversees a portfolio of a dozen initiatives, which includes: co-leading projects for a number of key partnerships such as those with Google and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; directing programming for four annual conferences; and serving as co-director of the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, a joint initiative with Stanford University. Sophie is a contributor to The New York Times’ Well blog, and she has written about food and health for The Washington Post, Time, EatingWell, The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit, WIRED, and Sunset magazine. She holds a master of public health, with a focus on health and social behavior, from University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Center for Health Leadership fellow. She also holds a bachelor of arts with honors in history from Stanford University. Sophie is the author of the book, Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are (William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2016), which is a journey into the American food psyche. Her forthcoming second book is entitled How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet (Workman, 2020). In 2016, Sophie was named one of the UC Global Food Initiative’s 30 Under 30. In 2018, she earned a certificate from the Harvard Executive Education in Sustainability Leadership program at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment. (San Francisco, CA) @SophieEganM