Sophie Egan, MPH

Sophie Egan

Sophie Egan is director of health and sustainability leadership as well as the editorial director for strategic initiatives at The Culinary Institute of America. 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 has written about food and health for TIME, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Bon Appétit, Edible San Francisco, The Kitchn, WIRED, and Sunset magazine, where she worked on The Sunset Cookbook and The One-Block Feast book. Sophie has also worked as a communications consultant for clients including eBay Foundation, Health Career Connection, and The Vitality Institute on its Food@Work initiative. 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). Last year, she was named one of the UC Global Food Initiative’s 30 Under 30. (San Francisco, CA)