Erin Simao is currently the Public Health Systems Administrator at Schenectady County Public Health Services. Previously, she served as the Transformation Specialist for Patient Activation and Cultural Competency with Alliance for Better Health Care, one of the DSRIP Performing Provider Systems. Erin spent three years working for Ellis Medicine in Schenectady where she led the hospital’s population health initiatives, most notably the UMatter Schenectady survey, and built and coordinated the Schenectady Coalition for a Healthy Community.
Erin has been an instructor for the Community Health Worker Training Program at Schenectady County Community College since its inception in 2015. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health concentrating in Epidemiology from the University at Albany School of Public Health. After graduating, Erin completed a Public Health Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship with Schenectady County Public Health Services where she spent significant time working with the Guyanese population in Schenectady on diabetes prevention activities through a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.