Justine Sunshine PhD Research and Strategy Officer
Justine Sunshine is the Research and Strategy Officer for the Colorado Health Network. In this role, Justine provides vision, direction, and leadership in developing and maintaining a portfolio of multiple statewide research projects and strategic initiatives for the Colorado Health Network. Prior to joining the Colorado Health Network, Justine spent 10 years working in biomedical and public health research. In 2013, Justine graduated from the University of Washington with her doctoral degree in Global Health and spent several years as postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health and Science University. Justine’s research explored immunological responses to HIV, with a focus on the development of HIV vaccine strategies designed to contend with viral diversity observed across global HIV strains.
Most recently, Justine was a Programs Director at Trailhead Institute, a nonprofit public health institute in Colorado, where she worked on building capacity of communities and organizations to participate in community-engaged research and community-based participatory research (CBPR) methodology. Justine is highly passionate about supporting and developing community-driven programs and services to support the evolving needs of CHN clients.
In her spare time, Justine enjoys running, skiing, brewery tours, pop culture trivia, and comparing Denver weather to the Pacific Northwest. Most importantly, Justine enjoys spending time and pursuing adventures with her husband and two young daughters.