Laura Cobb is the Director of Nutrition Policy and Surveillance at Resolve to Save Lives, where her work primarily focuses on developing and implementing nutrition policies that prevent cardiovascular disease — in particular, eliminating trans fat from the global food supply and reducing sodium intake.
Prior to joining RTSL, she served as a Senior Technical Advisor for Data Impact at Vital Strategies. In that role, she provided technical assistance to the Ministries of Health of Tanzania and Malawi, and the municipal governments of Shanghai and Mumbai on how to improve their use of data for decision-making.
Dr. Cobb received her doctorate in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she focused on cardiovascular epidemiology. Prior to her doctorate, she worked at the New York City Department of Health where she managed the restaurant component of the National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI).
Dr. Cobb has extensive experience in global health and has worked in Vietnam, at the Hanoi office of the U.S. CDC, and in Namibia, where as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer she worked on HIV prevention within the Namibian Ministry of Education.