Colleen Corrigan is serving as the 2022-2023 Peter Harbage Fellows at Children Now. Every year, the Fellowship provides one emerging leader a year-long experience to deepen learning and capabilities in health care policy and leadership in the state of California.
Prior to joining Children Now, Colleen served as a Randall Lewis Public Health Fellow, working with the Community Initiatives Network and the Institute of People, Place and Possibility (IP3) helping communities utilize health data for change and analyzing a broad range of policies. Colleen also worked as an Outreach and Research Assistant for an environmental health study located in Watts, CA, studying the impact of environmental racism on health outcomes in public housing projects. She earned her Master’s in Public Health, a B.S. in Human Biology, and a B.A. in NGOs and Social Change (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Southern California.
She has developed a passion for environmental justice and health equity issues and will be working with Children Now on advocacy and programming for California’s first Environmental Health Month in October. She will also be working on a range of projects related to Medi-Cal Enhanced Care Management (ECM) benefit and Medi-Cal Multi-year continuous coverage (MYCC) policy development. Outside of work, Colleen enjoys yoga, climbing, backpacking, cooking, and trying every cuisine and baked good Oakland has to offer.