A seasoned public health professional with a strong interest in behavioral health, harm reduction, substance use, and social determinants of health, Margot Swift is a collaborative and compassionate leader and colleague.
She joins HMA after serving with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment. Margot oversaw operations for the overdose prevention technical assistance team and provided programmatic guidance and capacity building support to community partners. She collaborated on innovative citywide initiatives, assessed stakeholder needs, and developed tailored resources and trainings. Her work included implementing internal initiatives related to race and gender justice.
Margot’s work with the NYC DOHMH also involved facilitating large- and small-group engagements, managing complex projects, and building relationships with community partners to develop guidance and protocols for dispensing naloxone and building supports around addiction medicine and substance use disorder programming. Prior to working in public health, Margot held several positions in emergency departments and clinics in New York City, where she gained valuable patient care experience that informs her healthcare policy and public health work.
She earned a Master of Public Health in health policy and management from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Macalester College.