Michelle Wood, MPP

Michelle Wood

Michelle Wood, MPP is program manager for food policy initiatives with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH). She directs the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program, a CDC-funded program that partners with hospitals, universities, senior meal programs, and the food industry to implement sodium reduction strategies. Since 2010, Michelle has been the project lead for healthy food interventions for six CDC grants focusing on chronic disease prevention. She has been involved with developing over 25 institutional food and nutrition policies. She and her team were honored with a 2019 DPH Innovation Award and NACCHO Promising Practice Award. Michelle has authored multiple technical publications and co-authored peer-reviewed articles on healthy food procurement. She earned her MPH from the University of Southern California and is currently pursuing a doctor of public health in leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.(Los Angeles, CA) @ lapublichealth