Anne Trinh, MPH

Ms. Trinh  serves as Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives for the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies. Previously, she was the Center’s Evaluator and Community Engagement Specialist.

Before joining the College of Public Health, Anne served as maternal and child health epidemiologist and program manager at Columbus Public Health. During her seven years with the city, she performed outbreak investigations and developed and led community coalitions to work with diverse partners to reduce Franklin County’s infant mortality rate. She also received CPH’s Spirit of Public Health Award in 2016. From 2008-2010, she lived on a reservation and worked with Tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan as a chronic disease epidemiologist at the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center.

In addition to her official activities, Anne brings her professional capacity to Harm Reduction Ohio (for which she is chair of the board) and the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition (for which she is chair of the data and research action team). She is also a proud graduate of Leadership Ohio Class of 2020.



  • BS, Microbiology | University of California, San Diego
  • MPH, Epidemiology | San Diego State University


Research interests

Institutional racism, community-led research, translational science, youth/family/community resilience, addiction, reproductive health, gentrification/housing


Personal interests

Going to the ocean, long-distance biking and hiking, Big Brother Big Sister, karaoke, painting