Tia Palermo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University at Buffalo (State University of New York). Her research examines the effects of social policy on population health. She was formerly a researcher at the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti in Florence, Italy, where was actively engaged in facilitating evidence uptake in government decision-making. Previously, she also worked for Ipas. Tia holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is affiliate of the Transfer Project and a Faculty Fellow at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Global Health Equity, where she co-lead’s the Global Child Big Ideas Team.