Gail Brandt, EdD, MPH
Health Equity Manager
Washington State Department of Health

Gail Brandt is the Health Equity Manager for the Washington State Department of Health. In this role, she leads the state Health Equity Team in action planning processes and implementation. As the lead for the department-wide Health Equity Workgroup, she also oversees the development of the charter, work plan, recruitment, and membership development.

Dr. Brandt’s specific duties include (1) designing an employee training program on health equity; (2) applying the equity impact review tool to program and policy decisions; (3) creating communication strategies; and (4) developing job descriptions for and providing assistance to supervisors to support and evaluate staff in their efforts to incorporate health equity principles into their activities.