Stephanie David provides expertise and guidance on policy-change opportunities for advancing whole child health in our region.  She has more than a decade of experience in health policy and public health law, and has worked on a variety of issues affecting children’s health including food insecurity, obesity and autism-spectrum disorders. Stephanie currently leads the development of policy initiatives for the Healthi Kids Coalition related to infant and early childhood mental health, Early Intervention, and preschool special education. 

Active in the community, Stephanie is a member of ROC the Future’s School Readiness and Early Childhood Workforce Committees, the Early Childhood Development Initiative’s Socio-Emotional Committee, the Autism Intervention Research Network’s Community Partners Committee; and the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning’s Government Affairs Workgroup.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the New York State Association for Infant Mental Health and is a member of the Policy Committee for the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

Prior to joining Healthi Kids, Stephanie was a health policy coordinator at the Center for Community Health and Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a faculty member with George Washington University’s Department of Health Policy and Management in Washington, D.C. She continues to teach online courses in Public Health Law and Law, Medicine and Ethics for GW’s Master of Public Health program.

A Batavia, N.Y. native, Stephanie David earned her juris doctorate degree from the Washington and Lee School of Law, her master’s degree in public health from George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornell University. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys playing violin, co-leading her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, birdwatching and spending time with her husband and two girls.