Vanesa Karamanian, MD, MPH, is the Program Director of Healthier Together Initiative at the Office of Community Impact. In this role, she oversees the implementation of efforts to improve the health of children in West and Southwest Philadelphia by addressing social determinants of health, including housing, hunger, trauma, and poverty.
Dr. Karamanian professional career includes twenty years of combined experience in medical care, public health and research across multiple disciplines including chronic disease, maternal and child health, food insecurity and nutrition, access and utilization of clinical care, and the influence of socioeconomic and environmental conditions in health outcomes. In these capacities, she has worked with national and international non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, healthcare systems, and academic institutions. Prior to joining CHOP, Dr. Karamanian served in several leadership roles at Public Health Management Corporation, where she led the strategic development, administration, and integration of Health Promotion Council portfolio of programs and services for over 10 years.
Dr. Karamanian received her Medical Degree at Universidad Favaloro in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Master in Public Health with Global Health focus at the University of Pennsylvania. Along with her work at CHOP, Dr. Karamanian is an Adjunct Instructor at the College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University and an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania.
Education and Training
MD - Universidad Favaloro in Buenos Aires, Argentina
MPH in Global Health - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Adjunct Instructor, College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University
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