Larissa joined the Health System Transformation team at Prevention Institute in September 2015. She is interested in integrating evidence-informed strategies into policy and practice in across the health care system and sectors that impact health and wellness. Larissa has prior experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation, maternal and child health, women’s health, and public health policy analysis and strategy development. Prior to Prevention Institute, Larissa served as a Policy Analyst for the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency serving as key programmatic staff in the development legislative policy recommendations to improve health care quality and efficiency across Texas. She also worked at the Houston Department of Health and Human Services as the performance improvement manager and public health accreditation coordinator. From 2005-2007, Larissa was the Vince L. Hutchins Fellow in the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Women’s Health. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Duquesne University, a Master of Public Health degree in Family and Child Health from the University of Arizona, and a Doctor of Public Health degree in management, policy and community health from the University of Texas School of Public Health.