Director of Strategic Communications at Palladian Partners Inc., an Altarum Company

Amy Ewing portraitAmy Ewing Pianalto is the Director of Strategic Communications at Palladian Partners. She is a health communications strategist with 20 years’ experience helping clients reach their target audiences with effective, engaging campaigns and messages that result in measurable outcomes and desired behavior change. 

At Palladian Partners, an Altarum Institute company, Ms. Ewing Pianalto’s team supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including projects such as a national initiative to prevent heart attack and stroke and a sodium reduction public education campaign, Web and social media strategy, and content for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

As both a project officer and contractor, Ms. Ewing Pianalto has led social marketing campaigns for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has developed strategic communications plans for NHLBI’s Office of Communications, National Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk, and National Blood Disorders Program and for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Ms. Ewing Pianalto has conducted strategic planning for several national NHLBI education campaigns focused on heart and lung health and prevention. She directed the first-ever national campaign to raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. In addition, she assisted NHLBI with strategic marketing and communications efforts to promote heart health behaviors and to improve translation of scientific research findings into practical information for the public.

Ms. Ewing Pianalto holds a BA in journalism from the University of Maryland.