Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA, Founder and Principal of Strategic Communication Resources, is a public health, healthcare, global health, and social innovation specialist with experience in a variety of settings, including the United States and several countries in Europe, Latin America and Africa. For over 20 years, she has worked at the interface of health systems, health equity, community health, community and patient engagement, strategy design, risk communication, and communication for behavioral, social and organizational change to improve health and social outcomes among different populations.
Currently, she is also Founding President, Board of Directors, of Health Equity Initiative (HEI), a nonprofit membership and member-driven organization dedicated to building and sustaining a global community that engages across sectors and disciplines to advance health equity, which she founded. Renata is a Senior Lecturer at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where her courses focus on topics at the intersection of society, health equity and communication as well as child health and dvelopment; and also Editor Emerita and former Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of Communication in Healthcare: Strategies, Media, and Engagement in Global Health, which is published by Taylor & Francis. She also teaches a bi-annual graduate course on global health at Long Island University-Brooklyn.