Dr. Elizabeth Baca
Senior Health Advisor for the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, State of California
Dr. Elizabeth Baca is passionate about innovations to foster total health and well-being. She is engaged in innovation in the public sector to foster health through multiple projects including healthy planning, big data, and public-private partnerships. For healthy planning she works across sectors to foster collaboration, elevate the connection between health and the built environment, and leads the effort to incorporate health considerations into the planning process to build healthy, resilient communities. A significant part of her work is aligning win-wins for projects that offer co-benefits, particularly with respect to climate mitigation and adaptation efforts. For big data, she is working on projects to link data sets to the planning process. Additionally, she serves as OPR’s lead for the Governor’s Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine.