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MPH, University of Michigan

Gregory Powers

Senior Communications Strategist

Gregory Powers is a senior communications strategist at CHRT. He supports communications and dissemination for a variety of community health projects and policy research.

Before transitioning to this position, he served on the policy team for three years where he provided project management and analytical support for Washtenaw County’s mental health and public safety millage implementation, behavioral health integration work, and the development of the Detroit Health Department Public Health Practice and Policy Engagement Fellowship.

Prior to joining CHRT, Gregory worked in data and analytics for the care management department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in Detroit. He has also previously worked for a cancer health services research group housed at the University of Michigan Medical School and on health policy and patient engagement projects at American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C.

Gregory holds a master’s degree (MPH) in public health from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree (BS) in journalism from West Virginia University.

“Collaboration and communication among all stakeholders are key factors for systemic change. You must have diverse voices at the table – from leadership to those working on the front line to those accessing the systems – to really understand the issues and tackle complex root causes.”