Amy DeLisio joined Public Health Institute (PHI) in 2012. Amy is the Deputy Director at PHI Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) with over 10 years of experience working on nutrition and obesity prevention programs serving vulnerable populations. Ms. DeLisio’s work includes a broad variety of initiatives that reach low resource populations through federal, state, and privately-funded interventions. Major focus areas that Amy personally oversees include healthy retail and food access initiatives, worksite wellness interventions, training and capacity building and partnership engagement. Currently, Amy is leading the Southeast Learning Community, a unique project that engages SNAP-Ed practitioners in the Southeast Region of the United States focused on advancing policy, system, and environmental changes, selecting common evaluation indicators and measures and partnership development which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a partnership with the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI).


Prior to joining CWN, Amy worked on a variety of nutrition education and obesity prevention initiatives at the local and state level serving these populations in California and nationally. Previous projects include a statewide Breastfeeding Campaign for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), implementing new clinic policies and procedure to improve diabetes care for low-resource patients, and providing statewide training and technical assistance to SNAP-Ed grantees in California.


Ms. DeLisio is passionate about building the evidence base through effective educational, environmental, and policy strategies that increase access to healthy food and safe spaces that advance health equity in low-resource communities. Amy is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in public health from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Amy earned her bachelor degree and attended the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.