Michelle Spencer is the Associate Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and Associate Scientist within the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has over 20 years of experience in public health management and leadership and a wealth of experience in administrative and operational management, strategic planning, resource management, and policy development. She previously served as the Director of the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Director of the Maryland Health Enterprise Zone initiative. She oversaw the Department’s core public health programs that included Maternal and Child Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response, Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services, Environmental Health, and Primary Care and Community Health. Mrs. Spencer’s focuses on addressing the preventable nature of public health issues through integrated, evidence-based approaches with emphasis on reducing disparities and advancing health equity. Spencer served as the Chief of Staff of the Baltimore City Health Department from 2004 – 2012.