Years active at Yale: YSPH Class of 1969
Expertise and Public Health Practitioner, Leadership
Susan Addiss is being recognized for her expertise and leadership as a public health practitioner. She had an exemplary career in public health practice at the local, state, and national level. She was Commissioner of Health for the State of Connecticut from 1991 to 1995, heading up the Department of Public Health and Addiction Services (now the Department of Public Health). Prior to this she was director of the Quinnipiac Valley Health District from 1985 to 1991, served as chief of the Bureau of Health Planning and Resource Allocation at the Connecticut Department of Health Services from 1976 to 1985, and held various positions with local public health departments in the state. She is a member and past president of the American Public Health Association and the Connecticut Public Health Association, a founding member and current director of the Connecticut-based Environment and Human Health, Inc., a vice-chair of the Connecticut Health Foundation, and a past member of the Pew Environmental Health Commission.