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Dr. Angelica M. Hardee currently serves as Vice President of Community Impact at the American Heart Association, where she’s dedicated to Greater Cincinnati/NKY’s community health initiatives. In this role, she provides leadership focused on addressing top health priorities of the region by leading work related to hypertension, e-cigarette/tobacco use, and healthy food access. She aims to make the community the most equitable and healthy region in the United States.
Dr. Hardee is leading policy, system, and environmental changes focused on decreasing individuals with uncontrolled hypertension. Educating youth on the dangers of E-Cigarette use. Creating policies and programming to improve access to healthy food and convening researchers, physicians, and advocates sharing best practices. She engages with community organizations and neighborhood coalitions to identify their health & wellness priorities. In addition, Dr. Hardee serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati and Tulane University focusing on public health program planning, development, and evaluation.
Dr. Hardee is dedicated to addressing health-related social needs in the community. She is serving her third term as a Governing Councilor for the Community Health Planning and Policy Development section of the American Public Health Association. She also advocates for higher education and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Dr. Hardee is passionate about her community and serves as Past President of the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio. With her involvement, she plans to help young professionals become civically engaged in identifying and addressing issues of public concern and making a difference in the community.
Dr. Hardee also serves on the governing board of the City of Cincinnati Primary Care, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Cancer Justice Network Board, UC Dean’s Community Advisory Board, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training Community Partner Council, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council, Vox Futura of Cincinnati and others. She also serves as a mentor for many high school students, college students, and young adults.
In 2021, Dr. Hardee was one of Cincinnati’s YWCA Rising Star Leaders. Dr. Hardee was recognized by the National Urban League Washington Bureau with a Certificate in Advocacy in 2018. She also received Lead Tribune Media Group’s 2018 Healthcare Leadership Award and was a finalist for Legacy Leadership’s 2018 Next Generation Leader Award. She is also a semifinalist in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader Award and was honored as one of Greater Cincinnati’s 2018 Thirty Under 30. Dr. Hardee was a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber C-Change, Class 16, and Vox Futura member. In addition, she is a past board member of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio.
Before her current role, Dr. Hardee was Senior Manager of Gen-H, Greater Cincinnati/NKY population health agenda. She led the 35 hospitals, 28 local health departments, and the 25-county Regional Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Implementation Plan. Dr. Hardee began her career at UC, completing her doctorate while teaching Epidemiology, Global Health, Environmental Health, and many others. In addition, Dr. Hardee collaborated on multiple publications focused on maternal and child health.
Dr. Hardee is a native of Cleveland, OH, and a three-time alumna of the University of Cincinnati. She received her bachelor's, master's, and doctorate focused in public health, health policy, and global health systems.