Vanessa Lamers is the Assistant Director of Performance Management and Quality Improvement at the Public Health Foundation (PHF). She develops and leads programming to build the capacity of state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments and provides technical assistance and training around quality improvement, performance management, and accreditation preparation and maintenance. Ms. Lamers manages and supports a wide array of public health projects related to infectious disease and immunization, environmental health, substance abuse and misuse, and the social determinants of health.
Prior to joining PHF in 2015, Ms. Lamers worked at the consulting firm Fresh Advantage on issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act and Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation. She also served as a Research Assistant with the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale and worked with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Ms. Lamers holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon as well as a Master of Public Health and Master of Environmental Science, both from Yale University.