Jennifer Oh, M.Ed. | Director of Programs & Engagement
Jennifer brings over nine years of experience in advancing community health and education organizations in the non-profit field through program management, strategic partnerships, and grant writing. In 2010, she was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to train as a Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Public Health in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Afterwards, she was the former Program Director at an after-school learning center where she oversaw various K-12 education programs, then joined the Asian Health Coalition to manage the Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Program. To gain more experience in higher education administration and student programming, she moved on to the University of Chicago’s Office of Career Advancement. As the Assistant Director, she developed experiential education programs for undergraduates, managed partnerships with employers and donors, and served as an Odyssey Advisor for the University’s underrepresented and first-generation undergraduates.
Currently, as the Director of Programs & Engagement, Jennifer serves on the Center for Asian Health Equity's leadership team to develop new and manage existing state- and federally funded health promotion programs through grant writing and partnership development. She also works closely with her fellow directors to oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization, including communications/marketing efforts and management of staff.
Additionally, Jennifer is the Lead for Asian Health Coalition's (AHC’s) engagement efforts in the NIH-funded All of Us Research Program, which is a key element of the Precision Medicine Initiative. AHC is one of only five national community engagement partners in All of Us, and its primary objective is to increase the representation of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health.
AHC’s All of Us program involves a large, dynamic network of partnerships with six community-based, two national, and seven health provider organizations. Within the program, Jennifer oversees the strategic planning and operations of community engagement activities, and builds and maintains multi-sector partnerships to advance the mission of All of Us.
Jennifer received a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago with interests in community psychology, ethnic minority/immigrant populations, and college student development.
When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the colorful neighborhoods of Chicago, running, traveling, and hiking in the great outdoors.