Director, Public Health
Jill Rosenthal is the director of Public Health Policy at the Center for American Progress, where she works with other experts at CAP to develop and advance bold solutions to address structural public health issues and tackle health disparities through a social determinants of health framework. Before joining CAP, she served from 2000 to 2021 as senior program director at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), where she led NASHP’s population health portfolio, conducting research and policy analyses and providing technical assistance to states on identifying financial models to support population health improvement, building communities of practice, documenting best practices, and providing consultation as states developed models for nationwide spread. Rosenthal has a background in public health and health policy development, health promotion, and evaluation. She is a graduate of Colgate University and holds a master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina.