Erica Browne is a program officer with the Health Program at The Kresge Foundation, supporting the team’s commitment to racial equity, community-driven solutions and investments that advance health equity.
Previously, Erica served as a faculty affiliate with the California Initiative for Health Equity and Action, where she was involved with research projects for state policymakers that focused on social determinants of health and cross-sector collaborations.
She has also held positions with Kaiser Permanente and the University Health Services at the University of California, Berkeley. Erica started her career as a health educator and continued this work at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Erica earned a doctorate degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in community health sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in development studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
Erica serves as a volunteer with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.