Jessica Auerbach, project director and senior technical assistance specialist, is an expert in early childhood health and wellness, mental health, and LGBTQ health. She is experienced in public health project management, strategic planning, and communications. Nationwide, she guides groups in reducing health disparities, promoting protective factors, and implementing high-quality programs and systems.

Auerbach is co-director of the Suicide Care Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) through EDC’s Zero Suicide Institute. Prior, she was associate director of the Home Visiting CoIIN 2.0 on Staff Recruitment and Retention. For the MIECHV Technical Assistance Resource Center, she supports state agencies in building the capacity of home visiting programs. She is a member of EDC’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and co-chair of the LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group.

Previously, Auerbach oversaw NYC Project LAUNCH and co-authored Implementation of Young Child Wellness Strategies in a Unique Cohort of Local Communities and Identifying Developmental Risks and Delays in Young Children.

Auerbach holds an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.