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Angela “Angie” McGowan currently serves as the Senior Director, Alliance for Disease Prevention and Response, American Public Health Association (APHA). She currently serves as lead for a newly developing national effort, the Alliance for Disease Prevention and Response, to support COVID-19 efforts and disease containment and prevention and to promote public health and equity.


Prior she served as the Project Director in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During her time with HHS she has managed a large multiyear, multisector project to advance the use of policy and law to improve health through the Health People 2020 initiative. She has also coordinated project partners, including Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CDC Foundation, CDC, and ODPHP to develop evidence-based products.


Angie’s past experience also includes work with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as their Senior Program Officer. She worked to develop and manage large initiative, grants, and other projects to improve public health and healthcare for Americans. Angie also served as public health law analyst for Centers for Disease Control. As well as Legal Services Officer for the Georgia Department of Human Resources.


Angie has earned her bachelor’s in international relations from William and Mary University, a JD from Vanderbilt University, and an MPH from Emory University.

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