Renae A. Badruzzaman, MPH, is Program Manager at Build Healthy Places Network where she operationalizes and implements the Network’s place-based strategy. Renae brings a decade of experience working in multidisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations to advance health equity, inclusion and justice for people of color and communities with low-income.
Prior to joining the network, Renae served as the Program Manager for Health Equity Investments at the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative. She played a key role in the strategic development and policy advocacy of an anchor mission strategy for local public health departments. While in Chicago, Renae directed a center that promoted a socially just and self-determined system of long-term services and supports, and managed a federally-funded leadership program focused on children with special health care needs.
She received a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health in Community Health Sciences and a BA in Psychology and Human Development from the State University of New York at Geneseo.