Laura Segal

Laura Segal
Director of Public Affairs, Trust for America's Health

Laura Segal oversees public affairs, communications, and policy research for Trust for America’s Health. She brings more than 15 years of strategic communications experience to TFAH. Prior to joining TFAH, Ms. Segal directed corporate communications for Health Venture Partners, Sigma Networks, and Charitableway. She worked for the Clinton/Gore Campaigns and Administration from 1992-2000 in a variety of capacities, including on the 1992 and 1996 campaigns, in the White House, in the Presidential Transition and Inaugural Offices, as a press secretary and speechwriter to the U.S. Secretary of Education, and for the 2000 Democratic National Convention. Ms. Segal also served as Executive Director of a new initiative for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard to start a communications, events, and fundraising effort for the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics, and Public Policy. She has also served as a contributing columnist and political analyst with United Press International. Ms. Segal began her career as an intern at CNN and in field production at C-SPAN television. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania and received a M.A. from the Annenberg School for Communications.

Laura Segal's Posts

Ten Years After September 11th and Anthrax

We must sustain enough resources and vigilance to prevent what we can and respond when we have to.

The Tipping Point in America’s Obesity Epidemic

Ten years ago, no state had an obesity rate above 24 percent, and now 43 states have higher obesity rates than the state that was the highest in 2000. - F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011.

Fighting a Silent Epidemic: A New Strategic Approach to Viral Hepatitis

Millions of baby boomers and others have hepatitis B or C and don't know it. Nearly two percent of the U.S. population may have some form of it, and approximately five million individuals will develop a chronic form of the diseases.

Obesity: Weighing Down Our Economy

Obesity is one of the most challenging health crises this country has ever faced. The overwhelming number of obese adults and children represent a significant threat to our future economic wellbeing.