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Priscilla Canny, PhD, BA

Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

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Priscilla Canny, PhD, BA



Priscilla (Penny) F. Canny, ’83 Ph.D., has extensive experience as a nonprofit leader with a particular passion for research and data analysis. She is President of the Board of Data Haven, an online comprehensive source for data about the Greater New Haven area. She has served as Senior Vice President for Grantmaking and Strategy at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, leading the Foundation’s efforts to build community knowledge and information. Prior to The Community Foundation, she was managing director and director of research at Connecticut Voices for Children, a research-based policy and advocacy organization. Before joining Connecticut Voices for Children, Dr. Canny was assistant dean for the Yale School of Public Health where she also earned a Ph.D. in Chronic Disease Epidemiology and worked for many years as a senior research associate. She maintains an appointment at Yale's School of Public Health.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University (1983)
  • BA
    Stanford University (1968)

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