Manal J. Aboelata is managing director at Prevention Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to achieving equitable health and safety outcomes through primary prevention practice. Ms. Aboelata oversees the organization’s California strategy, a multi-pronged program area, designed to strengthen prevention practice by drawing upon PI’s work in injury and trauma Prevention, health system transformation, healthy food and activity environments, and mental health to prevent injuries and illness across the population. Her work emphasizes policy and community-based approaches to achieve equitable health and safety outcomes, with a particular focus on comprehensive strategies that prevent injuries, increase opportunities for safe physical activity, and improve access to healthy foods. Ms. Aboelata’s commitment to collaboration is exemplified by her many years chairing the California Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments, founding of the Joint Use Statewide Taskforce and more recently, her work to establish a Healthy, Equitable and Active Land Use Network in Los Angeles. Ms. Aboelata led Prevention Institute’s core project team in the development of A Practitioner’s Guide to Advancing Health Equity (2013), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is principal author of The Built Environment and Health: 11 Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation, and authored the chapter “Community Engagement in Design and Planning” in Making Healthy Places. Ms. Aboelata is certified as a California Walkability Expert by the California Department of Health Services and Caltrans and has led walkable community workshops throughout California. Manal received her bachelor of arts degree in American Studies with an emphasis in Public Health from UC Berkeley. She obtained her master’s degree in Public Health in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at UCLA, where she was inducted into the Iota Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. Subsequently, she was inducted into UCLA’s School of Public Health Hall of Fame in 2009 and was named a “Shero” of the 26th Senate District in 2012.