Policy and Advocacy Associate for Child and Adolescent Health and Mental Health
Ariel Savransky manages CCC’s Health and Mental Health portfolios aimed at advancing policy, budget and legislative proposals that help ensure New York’s children and youth are in good health. Her work focuses on advancing solutions that ensure timely access to high quality health and mental health services in their homes, schools and communities, as well as access to healthy, affordable foods. Ariel came to CCC after spending the past two years working at the American Council on Science and Health as the Director of Public Health where she focused on ensuring that important public policies related to health and the environment had a sound scientific basis. Throughout her graduate school career, she worked with the New York City nonprofit, FoodFight, whose goal is to educate high school students to transform our nation’s eating habits and lead us towards a more healthful and sustainable future. She has a B.A. in Philosophy, Neuroscience and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.S. in Food Policy and Nutrition from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.