Piper Hale serves as the communications manager for the Public Health Informatics Institute. In this role, Piper serves as an internal communications consultant and is responsible for supporting the mission of the PHII through the coordination and creation of written, visual and digital communications. She is the co-creator and producer of PHII's podcast, Inform Me, Informatics.
Piper originally came to PHII and the Task Force for Global Health as a communications specialist, a role she served in for two years before becoming the communications manager. She brought to this position five years of experience working in newspapers, literary journals and higher education communications. Before joining the Task Force, she worked as a writer/editor for the Savannah College of Art and Design, served on the editorial board of the Lullwater Review, worked as the co-editor of the Oxford Review, and interned for Atlanta-based alternative news weekly Creative Loafing. While completing her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Journalism at Emory University, Piper also served as a staff writer for the Emory Wheel. Her nonprofit work includes a two-year teaching and writing fellowship with the Deep Center, an award-winning Savannah-based organization recognized in 2015 by the White House for its commitment to promoting literacy and creative expression among public school students.
Piper enjoys distilling complex concepts into clear, easily digestible writing to promote accessibility to information that may serve the public good. She is currently working toward a Master of Public Health at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.