Allison Gertel-Rosenberg, M.S.

Ms. Gertel-Rosenberg has spent her career addressing some of the most important and challenging issues in public health. As Operational Vice President, National Prevention and Practice, National Office of Policy and Prevention, Nemours Children’s Health System she is responsible for leading the Office’s efforts to spread and scale promising practices and strategic prevention initiatives designed to curb childhood obesity on a national scale and for initiatives that involve the intersection of population health and clinical care. These efforts have included the highly successful Let’s Move! Child Care, Healthy Kids, Healthy Future, Moving Health Care Upstream and the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative initiative with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Ms. Gertel-Rosenberg’s involvement has run the gamut from securing funding for these collaborations, as she has leveraged more than $50 million in grants over the course of her career, to playing a critical role in planning and implementing the strategic and operational measures necessary to make them successful.

Ms. Gertel-Rosenberg is widely recognized as an expert on public health and population health and has presented at numerous national conferences on the value of investment in childhood health, patterns of drug abuse, assessments of the efficacy of prevention programs, youth smoking cessation, and the development of statewide anti-tobacco media campaigns. In addition, she has published a number of articles on children’s health issues.

Before joining Nemours in 2006, Ms. Gertel-Rosenberg was the Program Manager for the Office of Policy Development for the Division of Addiction Services at the New Jersey Department of Human Services. In that position, she was responsible for supervising a staff of researchers engaged in addiction-related research and overseeing treatment-related data collection and analysis. Ms. Gertel-Rosenberg received her MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and her BS in Public Health from Rutgers College.