Chris Chanyasulkit is a Senior Lecturer and Course Designer in the Simmons College Department of Public Health. Chris has an extensive background in policy advocacy that is grounded in a strong belief in eliminating the structural barriers to equity for vulnerable populations. She holds leadership positions with local, state, regional, and national governance and civic engagement organizations, working to promote racial and gender equity and policy advocacy. Some of these organizations include the American Public Health Association, the Brookline Commission for Women, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Health Equity Council for New England. Chris is an elected Library Trustee for Brookline,  and a Brookline Town Meeting Member and she volunteers with many Brookline organizations. Prior to joining Simmons College, she served as the Assistant Director of the Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations. Chris has also worked in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and has served on the faculty of Bentley University, Babson College, and Northeastern. She has a BA in biology and art history and a Master’s Degree in public health from Boston University. She also received her Master’s Degree in Public Health and a Doctorate in Political Science from Northeastern. Chris enjoys running around one of Brookline’s many parks with her husband and three young children.