After having served as Policy Liaison and researcher for the Connecticut State Senate, Polly joined the Yale School of Medicine as the Director of Strategic Relations for Precision Medicine and Population Health. In her role at the legislature, she staffed numerous committees over the years, including Commerce, Education, Housing, Public Health, and Insurance. She worked with academic, executive, and legislative leaders to build collaborations across the state around precision medicine and population health. Most recently, in partnership with the CT State Department of Education, she led a team of physicians, researchers, and educators to create COV-Ed, a free high school curriculum resource providing a comprehensive framework for understanding the COVID-19 pandemic.
In her role as Director of Strategic Relations for Precision Medicine and Population Health at the YSM, Polly continues to engage the network of stakeholders building the critical resources needed to support the growth of genomics, precision medicine and population health with Yale’s leadership. Polly earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and her Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut’s Department of Public Policy.