JUSTIN MENDOZA, MPH
Interim Executive Director, North America
Before joining UAEM as an Interim Executive Director, Justin was the Advocacy Lead for U.S. Health Care at Partners In Health (PIH), and a member of the UAEM North America board of directors. He led PIH's efforts on domestic policy and advocacy strategy, including running the Public Health Jobs Now! campaign, which aims to improve public health workforce investments for communities around the U.S. in response to COVID-19. Previously, Justin worked on health care priorities with Families USA and Public Citizen in Washington D.C., focused mainly on lowering drug prices, taking on pharmaceutical patent overreach, expanding health care coverage, and lowering underlying health care costs. He works to advance legislation and administrative action at the state and federal levels, as well as coalition management and policy analysis. Justin holds an MPH in Health Policy from Yale University and a B.S. in biomedical sciences and neuroscience from Central Michigan University and led UAEM chapters at both universities and served on the Coordinating Committee for two years.