University of Wisconsin–Madison

Justin Rivas

Community Coach

justin.rivas@chrr.wisc.edu

(608) 263-9312

Justin Rivas, MPH, MIPA
UW Population Health Institute
610 Walnut Street, 536 WARF
Madison, WI 53726

Justin is a Community Coach at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Justin’s role is to provide strategic guidance to communities that want to put the County Health Rankings into action for community health improvement. He is part of a team that develops online tools to connect communities to evidence-informed strategies and foster peer learning, delivers technical assistance and training, and recognizes and celebrates health improvement.

Prior to joining the Population Health Institute, Justin’s professional experience has included positions in public, non-profit and academic settings working in research program coordination, client and policy advocacy, organizing, and dynamic community work with Latino populations in Wisconsin, California, and abroad.

Justin received a Master of Public Health degree from the Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in addition to holding a Master of International Public Affairs degree from the LaFollette School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His BA is a double major in International Studies and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies from UW-Madison.