As a senior associate, Nila manages a diverse portfolio of projects that inform the health, well-being and education of children, families and women of reproductive age. Nila brings 16 years of experience and a passion for developing evaluation frameworks and research tools, initiating strategic growth, writing grants and fundraising, and building coalitions and partnerships. She is particularly interested in using data and insights to advocate for organizational and system-wide change.
Before joining Informing Change, Nila served as a Research Specialist at the University of California at Berkeley Center for Weight and Health. Her academic and applied research focused on evaluating nutrition and wellness policies and programs for women, children, early childcare, schools, and communities. Prior to that, Nila was a Research Scientist with the California Department of Health, Environmental Health Investigations Branch where she worked on research programs and led communications efforts for statewide research focused on child development and the environment.
Her portfolio includes both large, multi-site and small-scale evaluations of federal, state and community programs for clients and partners including:
- California Department of Public Health
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program
- Kaiser Permanente
- Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Alameda County, Clean Water Program
She has also launched a variety of educational programs. She founded the Blackberry Creek Living Laboratory Project to create an outdoor classroom and empower youth to act as stewards of the environment. For 12 years she led pregnancy support groups to guide women through healthy pregnancies and the transition into motherhood. Within the Jewish community she has been an educator at Jewish camps and programs and has developed a Jewish health and wellness experience designed to improve participants’ relationships with food and their bodies during the High Holy Days.
Nila holds a MPH from the University of California, Berkeley with concentrations in Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health and a BA from Oberlin College in English and Writing.
Her publications can be found at researchgate.net/profile/Nila_Rosen/contributions