Devangna Guddi Kapadia, MS, MPH
MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice
Building & Room:
1603 W. Taylor St.
Guddi Kapadia has been working in public health workforce education and development for over 15 years within the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice. She has led multiple training projects including the CDC funded Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center and the Illinois Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (IPERLC). Guddi has years of experience planning, building, and delivering online/distance-based, blended, and in-person training and has consistently worked with local and state health departments to meet their training needs. She has done work supporting the Cook County Department of Public Health with the CDC funded Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant, an initiative designed to change policies and environments so that health eating and active living is the norm for Cook County residents. Additionally, she has worked with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC funded Community Transformation Grants (CTG) which encouraged and supported the implementation of proactive health programs throughout the state. Currently, she supports training initiative with the Center for Health Work Healthy Communities through Healthy Work project and the Illinois Prevention Research Center. She believes that the successful translation of research to practice is key to build the public health workforce’s capacity.
Guddi received her Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health. She also has a Master of Science from Roosevelt University in Biotechnology and received her undergraduate degree from Washington University, St. Louis, MO in Biology and Religious Studies.