Cindy L. Christiansen has declared her candidacy for the Milton Board of Health.
Christiansen, who holds a PhD, is an associate professor of Health Policy and Management at Boston University School of Public Health. She has more than 20 years experience in health, medical, and health policy research and teaching.
Christiansen is a Precinct 7 Town Meeting member.
In a statement announcing her candidacy, Christiansen said she believes that improvements to population health requires collaborative approaches.
If elected, she said will work with other town committees and boards (e.g., parks, planning, transportation, housing, public safety, MCAAI) to ensure health considerations are included in all town decisions and policies.
Christiansen also said that she will use her experience in obtaining government healthcare research funding to pursue state and federal healthy-community grant funds for the town and increasing public health education through social media and community news sources.
Christiansen is a board member with South Shore Habitat for Humanities and is dedicated to efforts to reduce poverty housing and its consequences.