Title: Health Planner
Organization: Pinellas County, Florida
Location: Clearwater, FL
Caitlin Murphy is a Health Planner and Program Coordinator with the Pinellas County Planning Department, where she coordinates the County’s Health in All Policies (HiAP) initiative. HiAP is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. As the HiAP Coordinator, Caitlin studies how proposed County policies and programs affect the health of all residents, and makes recommendations for government officials and decision-makers to maximize health benefits and minimize health risks.
As a native Floridian, Caitlin is passionate about improving community health in her home state. Prior to working with Pinellas County, she was the Data & Research Manager at a regional health planning agency in Jacksonville, Florida. In that role, Caitlin led community health assessment and planning activities in coordination with public and private stakeholders. She helped communities to identify, prioritize, and address health issues using data-based decision-making.
Caitlin is an expert in a variety of health assessment and planning methodologies, having conducted numerous health impact assessments, environmental health assessments, and community health assessments across a variety of Florida communities. She has a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Florida State University. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Florida, and she remains a devout and committed Gator.