Dawn Hunter

The Network for Public Health Law
Director Southeastern Region Office

Dawn is a public health lawyer and experienced state health department policymaker who specializes in the use of law and policy to improve health outcomes and advance racial health equity. Specifically, she is interested in civic health and anti-racism in public health practice. Dawn is a skilled facilitator who finds joy in leading people through transformative learning opportunities. She has served as an advisor and partner on several key leadership initiatives and advocates for strategies to operationalize equity through a healthy and engaged workforce.

Dawn is a certified public health professional and licensed member of the Florida Bar, has a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business, and is trained in Facilitation for Racial Justice by the Interaction Institute for Social Change. She is a co-founder of the Collaborative for Anti-Racism and Equity and the lead author of the Health & Democracy Index. Dawn was awarded the APHA Law Section Jennifer Robbins Award for the Practice of Public Health Law in 2021, and received a 2023 Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of South Florida, College of Public Health.