Meet the WHI’s community engagement program manager, Erin Horne

The Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), backbone to the Washtenaw Health initiative, has hired Erin Horne as community engement program manager. Horne will provide strategic support on racial health care equity and justice for the WHI and will work closely with Vital Seniors and the Healthy Aging Collaborative to create enduring outcomes for vulnerable elders and their caregivers in Washtenaw County.

Prior to joining CHRT, Horne primarily worked in clinical psychiatric spaces. She has worked for non-profits, hospitals, and Michigan Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry Sleep and Circadian research unit. After realizing that policy and systemic flaws hindered effective treatment for clients and patients, she began to pursue macro social work and public health. Her passion lies within diversity, equity, and inclusion-informed policy to progress quality health care delivery for oppressed identities. 

Horne holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan with a concentration in management in human services. She obtained her bachelor’s from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in behavioral and biological sciences.