Renée Branch Canady
Dr. Renée Branch Canady
Renée Branch Canady PhD, MPA, serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MPHI; a unique public trust dedicated to advancing population health through public health innovation and collaboration.
Prior to joining MPHI in 2014, Canady served as Health Officer for the Ingham County Health Department, Michigan’s first public entity local health department and federally qualified health center. In that role she provided oversight on innovative efforts such as the Ingham County Health Equity Social Justice program.
Canady has held faculty and in leadership positions within the College of Nursing and the College of Medicine, Program for Public Health at Michigan State University. Canady is a nationally recognized thought leader on health inequities, cultural competence, and social justice. She currently serves on numerous advisory boards including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) County Health Rankings Scientific Advisory Group, and the National Collaborative for Health Equity Advisory Committee.
Canady earned a PhD in Medical Sociology from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.