So O’Neil serves as senior director of the community health practice area at Altarum. She brings more than 20 years of experience in reducing health disparities and promoting health equity for mothers, children, and their families regardless of race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, geography, and other visible and invisible characteristics.
So worked extensively in supporting initiatives and programs meant to address health equity, social determinants of health, community–clinical linkages, quality of health care, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, and infectious disease surveillance. Her background spans across public health and health care topics with a particular focus for maternal and child health, reproductive and population health. So is passionate about projects that involve forging partnerships and coordinating with a range of public health and health care practitioners, policymakers, advocates, and communities. In addition to leading evaluation projects, So has expertise in providing real-time technical assistance to federal, state, and local agencies and organizations on implementing and monitoring their programs. She is dedicated to improving health and well-being, particularly among historically minoritized populations, and she focuses on assessing innovative approaches to solve pressing population health issues.
Previously, So also served as a former Peace Corps Volunteer. So holds a Master of Science in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Areas of Expertise
- Maternal and Child Health