Title: Manager, Health Promotion Programs
Organization: Hamilton County Health Department
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
Nikki Blackhorse-Poulin, MPH, TTS is the Manager of Health Promotion Programs for Hamilton County Health Department in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In her position, she provides leadership and direction for the Healthy Living + Wellness, Nicotine Prevention and Cessation, Sexual Violence Prevention, and Highway Safety Programs. In her role, she also serves as lead facilitator for the Healthy Futures Committee, a collaborative of community organizations and members working to address adolescent and teen related health disparities.
Nikki has over a decade of experience in Public Health. She has previously served in health departments and hospital systems with roles that focus on community health improvement by supporting initiatives that focused on assessing community transportation needs and inventorying urban green spaces. She is a former CDC Public Health Associate assigned to Washington State Department of Health, where she provide technical assistance and programmatic support to the Office of Immunizations and the Office of Environmental Public Health Sciences. Before her career in Public Health, Nikki was a GIS Specialist at the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona.
Nikki holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Sciences from Northern Arizona University, and a Master’s in Public Health from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.