Dana Sherrod, MPH
Dana Sherrod is a visionary public health leader whose work centers on health equity, gender, and racial justice. She currently serves as the Perinatal Equity Manager with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California – a coalition of the executive leadership of eight Southern California Health Departments, where she leads a multi-sector hospital quality improvement project aimed at reducing Black infant and maternal health inequities among some of Los Angeles’ most prominent delivery hospitals.
Prior to her current role, Dana worked with the California Black Women’s Health Project, where she developed and led a statewide, culturally grounded, mental health advocacy and prevention program for women of color. She proudly served as part of the IPS Los Angeles team for approximately two years, which she credits as the foundation for the work she leads today. Dana holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and a Master of Public Health from San Jose State University. In her free time, she enjoys reading personal development books, singing her favorite songs, and cracking jokes with her husband and their two young daughters.