Areas of expertise: Public health, health equity and evaluating policies around the social determinants of health, policies to support individuals with traumatic brain injury, community health workers

Bio: Stephanie Burdick is a vocal advocate and survivor of traumatic brain injury and a policy researcher for public health in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stephanie is relentlessly striving to bring greater health equity in policy and programs throughout Utah because she recognizes one of our greatest injustices are in our health disparities. Stephanie has a public health degree from Brigham Young University and has used her education and lived experience to collaborate with fellow advocates and community leaders on bringing greater value to Medicaid programs, identify funding mechanisms for community health workers, and build sustainable pathways to a better public health infrastructure. In addition to building bridges of partnership in the community, she finds joy in hiking Utah’s beautiful mountains, reading, painting, and spending time with family and friends.

Experience:

  • National Center for Complex Care Conference Plenary Speaker, 2019
  • Speaker at Utah Brain Injury Conference, 2019
  • Speaker at Utah Health Policy Project Healthcare Conference, 2018
  • Speaker at University of Utah Hotspotting Student Conference, 2019
  • National Consumer Scholars Program, Camden Coalition, 2018 & 2019-2020
  • Co-chair of Community Health Worker Workgroup for Finance and Advocacy, 2019-present
  • Committee Member of Utah’s Medical Care Advisory Committee, 2019-present
  • Advisory Board Member of Nonprofit Finance Fund’s ARCH initiative, 2019-present
  • Board Member of ACLU-Utah 2019-present 
  • Board Member of the Disability Law Center, 2018-present
  • Member of Utah Brain Injury Council 2020-preset
  • Member of Intermountain Patient and Family Advisory Council, 2019-present

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