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Shenandoah Evans joined the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) in 2012. As Communications Director of IANPHI, she is responsible for developing and implementing IANPHI's communications strategy plan that includes online efforts through the website, newsletter, social media, e-publications, print materials and reports; risk communication in health emergencies; intra-office database management; NPHI relationship building; media relations; and the IANPHI communications website and technical service program available to low resource members. 

In this position, she guides the advocacy and development support of National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) and the public health system strengthening projects in over 53 countries around the world.

Shenandoah Evans, Communications Director

Prior to her current position Evans worked as a communications consultant to Emory programs and others in the nonprofit sector including the Institute for Developing Nations, the Master’s in Development Practice program, and the Vulnerability and Human Condition Initiative, Development Studies, Anthropology, Bioethics at the Center for Ethics Prior to that, she spent 10 years as a public relations manager, international editorial producer, and communication consultant. Evans has lived and worked internationally for over six years with organizations in more than 87 countries.

She has worked for leading companies such as CNN International, Barnes & Noble, and Samsung Electronics Europe, as well as operating her own consultant business in visual and web communication. She received her Master of Science from Cornell University’s communication program focusing on visual communication research and development communication. In addition, she holds undergraduate degrees in both environmental studies and communication.

 Evans' work with IANPHI member programs provides resources and training in the following areas:

  • Analyzing risk, risk perception and risk communication in public health
  • Emergency communication planning and implementation
  • Crisis & emergency risk communication
  • Evaluation strategies
  • International news and media
  • Online communication strategies for public health
  • Adobe experience management
  • Digital strategy and analytics
  • Data visualization design
  • Search engine optimization
  • Data storytelling







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