Laurie Schneider, MPH
Colorado, At Large Director
Laurie Schneider, MPH, is the Deputy Chief of the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In this role, Laurie provides strategic leadership to advance health and racial equity through chronic disease policy and programmatic efforts. Prior to joining CDPHE, Laurie managed the Colorado Public Health Training Center at the Colorado School of Public Health and helped launch the Region VIII Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center and the ECHO Colorado virtual peer learning platform.
Laurie has over 25 years of experience in public health at the local, state, and national levels. Her work has focused on advancing health equity through chronic disease prevention, tobacco control, school health, health literacy, infant mortality reduction, and public health workforce development initiatives. She has served as the NACDD Region H Representative, on the NACDD Professional Development Advisory Group, and as a trainer for the NACDD-sponsored Evidence-Based Decision Making in Public Health Course. Other leadership roles have included the National Chair of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Public Health Training Center Coordinator Group (37 PHTCs), Board Member and Coach for the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership, various Colorado Public Health Association positions, Board Chair of ECHO Colorado, and in-country Volunteer Trainer for Peace Corps/Thailand.