Katherine Pruitt is National Senior Director for Policy at the American Lung Association. Katherine has worn many hats since she joined the Lung Association’s national staff over 25 years ago. She started her career with the organization working on environmental health programs in the Health Education department. Since that time, she has overseen a wide range of national health education, policy and systems change initiatives on healthy air, asthma, chronic lung disease and tobacco control.
Ms Pruitt currently directs national policy initiatives on outdoor and indoor air quality and serves as the project lead for the Lung Association’s seminal annual report State of the Air. In addition to her work on environmental health and lung disease, Ms. Pruitt has extensive experience with strategic planning, partnership building, health equity and risk communication. She is holds a B.A. in biology from Earlham College.