An experienced public health professional, Sarah Chughtai has served local health departments at the city and county level. She most recently worked for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
While at NACCHO she led the management, development and implementation of a federally-funded public health portfolio. This included writing grant proposals, development of programmatic reports, short and long-term strategic planning, budget development, meeting facilitation, liaising with informatics professionals at the local, state, and federal level, and building partnerships between public health and healthcare.
Sarah has led several projects including improving local health department informatics capacity, death certification and mortality reporting in the U.S. Virgin Islands, syndromic surveillance technical assistance, and opioid surveillance support for medical examiners and coroners. Activities for the projects have included development of syndromic surveillance technical assistance models and tools; local health department implementation of FHIR based solutions, managing the design, implementation, and analysis of a national survey. She also managed national committees, such as the ePublic Health Informatics Workgroup and Informatics Champion Initiative, to provide input on policy at the local, state, and federal level on emerging issues in the field.
Sarah’s experience working at a national public health association has allowed her to serve as a subject matter expert in informatics and engage in cross-cutting work with other areas of public health. Sarah received a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in 2013.