GIH Staff: Colin Pekruhn
Colin Pekruhn, MPP
Colin Pekruhn is a Program Director at Grantmakers In Health (GIH), responsible for aging and healthy eating/active living programs. Prior to joining GIH, Mr. Pekruhn was the Senior Policy Analyst at the Children’s Dental Health Project, where he conducted policy research on a wide range of oral health issues. Previously he was a Project Director at the National Association of State Boards of Education’s Center for Safe and Healthy Schools, where he provided policymakers and state education agencies with resources and technical assistance on child and school health issues, including childhood obesity, school nutrition, physical activity, school violence and safety, and HIV/AIDS prevention. Mr. Pekruhn holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the College of William and Mary and a master of public policy degree from The George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.