Abbey Cofsky, managing director - program at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is drawn to the Foundation’s commitment to social change and the breadth of its work across the nation. Since joining the Foundation in 2007, she has worked on numerous public health initiatives including the Multi-state Learning Collaborative and efforts to advance national public health accreditation.
Cofsky leads the Foundation’s County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program and efforts to catalyze demand for healthy practices and places across the nation, including the RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America and the Foundation’s efforts to promote health impact assessments. Her work focuses on population health and community prevention with a focus on efforts to address the social and economic determinants of health.
Previously, Cofsky was the coordinator of community outreach and provider education for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Immunization Program. She also served as a research assistant for the Children’s Safety Network at the Education Development Center in Washington, D.C., and as an account executive with Dorland Global Health Communications in Philadelphia, Pa.
Cofsky holds an MPH from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and a BA from Boston College.
A devoted runner since her undergraduate days, she has competed in marathons and triathlons across the northeast and mid-Atlantic region. Cofsky resides in Haddonfield, N.J., with her husband, Jon, and young boys, William and Samuel.