Erin Sykes

Erin Sykes is a health communication specialist with over 15 years of experience. As the Vice President of Communications for Resolve to Save Lives, she is responsible for all internal and external communication activities that advance the impact of the Cardiovascular Health and Prevent Epidemics programs. Her team oversees communications projects in multiple countries, including media advocacy, data visualization, clinical communication, effective digital communication and mass media campaigns.

Prior to joining Vital Strategies, Erin served as press secretary for the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA from 2015-2017. Erin also served as team lead of CDC’s strategic media and communications team.

Prior to joining CDC, Erin was a medical producer for NBC News Channel, the affiliate feed service for NBC News. She worked there for ten years, covering medical news, special events and breaking news.

Erin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science Education.