Research Associate, Public Health Institute
Holly Calhoun is a Research Associate and Project Manager at the Public Health Institute where she leads the Healthy Food Systems Initiative for the Public Health Alliance of Southern California and conducts research on health care workforce development and health care engagement in population health initiatives. She previously served as the Project Manager for the Tackling Hunger Project, where she conducted research on promising and emerging practices to engage the health care sector in addressing food insecurity and chronic disease. Holly has over ten years of experience working to increase food access and affordability and build healthy, sustainable food systems through policy change, research, and program development at the national, state, and local levels. She joined PHI in 2012, bringing with her extensive experience leading diverse groups of stakeholders to improve community health through nutrition education and fresh food access while creating economic opportunities for local farmers. Prior to joining PHI, Holly coordinated a farm to school program, managed the Echo Park Farmers’ Market, and designed and implemented a Market Match/healthy incentive program at five farmers’ markets in Los Angeles County.