Washington Exec featured Senior Vice-President Christen Smith as a top health executive to watch in 2022. It noted that Smith, who recently joined Abt from LMI, will head up interdisciplinary teams that address social determinates of health. Why is she someone to watch? “Smith looks to apply Abt’s considerable expertise across varied determinants of health to improve the nation’s public health,” Washington Exec said. “Bringing together research, technology and implementation science, she and her team are committed to meeting clients’ needs for evidence-based, whole-person health solutions.”
Washington Exec added that Abt’s work generates new, health-promoting insights and impact, from conducting rigorous epidemiological studies for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and delivering equity-centered technical assistance to nationwide hospitals to assessing the health impact of climate change and environmental contamination on indigenous and tribal communities.
Washington Exec quoted Smith as saying “We recognize that health and well-being are shaped by numerous intersecting factors — systemic, social, economic and environmental, in addition to clinical and biological — that must be addressed to help people attain full potential for good health,” she said. Smith added: “We help our clients understand and address root drivers of health to create meaningfully improved outcomes.”