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Amy R Sheon, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Amy Sheon is Case the founding Executive Director of the Urban Health Initiative at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Her long-standing experience in government, academia and the non-profit sectors is being used to leverage the assets of CWRU in making an impact on the health of people living in Cleveland. Dr. Sheon recently completed the Childhood Obesity Prevention Mission Project, which she co-directed at the non-profit Altarum Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her work there focused on creation of a new model of obesity surveillance using existing immunization registries. Prior to returning to Ohio, Sheon was instrumental in the establishment of three different centers at the University of Michigan focused on clinical research, ethical issues in the life sciences, and on improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged youth. Dr. Sheon also worked at the National Institutes of Health on maternal-infant HIV transmission, HIV prevention studies, and cancer genetics. She earned an MPH at the University of Michigan and a PhD from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.