Strategic Communications Specialist, Palladian Partners, Inc., an Altarum Company

Eric Saltzman portraitEric Saltzman is a strategic communications specialist focused on promoting healthy behavior and scientific understanding by seeing the world through the eyes of the audience. He has experience in designing and delivering targeted strategic health communications planning, writing, and research in the public and nonprofit sector, and the developing world.

At Palladian, Mr. Saltzman coordinates writing, editing, graphic design, and development of digital and print public health materials for several contracts within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Million Hearts® initiative,  the Office on Women’s Health,  and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP)’s salt reduction campaign.

Prior to starting at Palladian, Mr. Saltzman conducted behavioral science research into kitchen and farming practices in rural India, carried out in-country research and developed a white paper on family planning work in Sudan, and worked as a youth development volunteer with Peace Corps at an inner-city school in Belize. He has carried out research in several social science research labs, including behavioral economics research with Harvard’s ideas42 lab, research on social epidemics and virality at the University of Pennsylvania, and how late-night comedy and opinionated cable news programs shape citizens' understanding of politics and climate change at American University.

Mr. Saltzman holds a dual B.A. in English and psychology from Rutgers University and an M.A. in strategic communication from American University.




MA, Strategic Communications, American University
BA, English, Rutgers University
BA, Psychology, Rutgers University