Yale University

Sharon Mierzwa, M.P.H., R.D.

  • Executive Director, CIRA


Sharon Mierzwa is an accomplished public health professional with extensive experience developing and executing public health projects and initiatives, procuring and managing grants, leading comprehensive strategic planning efforts, and conducting outcomes evaluations. She has worked at both the local and state level including positions with the CT Dept of Public Health, the CT Association of Directors of Health, the Governor's Prevention Partnership, and as the regional manager of an innovative American Heart Association/CDC collaborative that entailed building community capacity for systems, policy and environmental improvements to address health inequities related to chronic diseases in Hartford and New Haven. As Executive Director, Sharon manages overall operations and fiscal matters for CIRA, facilitates strategic planning, evaluates Center services and impact, fosters ongoing and new CIRA collaborations and supports the Center's myriad program and fund development activities.