Teresa Manocchio joined the Colorado Health Institute in January 2017 as a policy analyst. At CHI, she researches and analyzes issues that impact population health, including behavioral health and other public health priorities.
Prior to joining CHI, Teresa worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. She served as an advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Her work focused on planning, implementation and evaluation of HHS-wide policies and initiatives related to public health, including behavioral health, food safety and the opioid epidemic.
Teresa’s portfolio included proposed policies and regulations that spanned the spectrum of HHS’s public health science agencies, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Food and Drug Administration. She regularly briefed HHS leadership, convened internal and external stakeholders, and developed policy recommendations and presentations on high priority issues.
Teresa was the project leader for HHS’s 50-state convening to discuss the opioid epidemic in September 2015. In addition, she worked with HHS leadership on legislative and budget proposals, and provided technical assistance to stakeholders.
Before moving to D.C., Teresa served as a budget analyst for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing from 2009 until 2012. She worked on financial analyses of proposed state legislation.
Teresa earned a Master of Arts degree in global finance, trade, and economics and a certificate in global health affairs from the University of Denver. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international affairs and economics from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Teresa was a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador. Originally from the Bay Area, Teresa considers Colorado her permanent home and is excited to be back.