Amy Lowry Warnock, MPA

What I do: 
Amy joined CDC in 2008, where she began her career as a CDC Foundation Research Fellow working in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO). Since then, she’s served in numerous policy and partnership positions across the Agency. Most recently, Amy served as the Acting Deputy Director for Policy, Partnerships, and Communications in DNPAO’s Office of the Director, and also did a rotation on CDC’s COVID-19 Response as the Policy & Partnerships Lead to the Food Systems Workgroup in the Community Interventions and Critical Populations Task Force.

Amy’s primary expertise and passion focuses on understanding how nutrition policy influences access to healthier food options in community settings (e.g. worksites, child care facilities, parks and recreation centers). In 2013, Amy spent time in CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Policy and led technical assistance to 20 Federal Departments appointed to the National Prevention Council. Collectively, the Council worked to increase access to healthier food options for millions of government employees in workplace food venues. In 2016, she rejoined DNPAO’s Healthy Food Environment team, where she led the development of CDC’s first agency-wide healthier food service policy and launched the inaugural Food Service Guidelines Action Institute for state and local public health practitioners. She oversees the monitoring of state-level childcare licensing regulations for the division, and for the past 5 years co-led CDC’s Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network. Amy began her career as a Legislative Analyst in the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, where she conducted qualitative and quantitative analyses of health and human service programs and helped lead a multi-year evaluation of Florida’s Medicaid Reform legislation.

Amy earned her MPA, with a specialization in Health Policy, at the University of Georgia, School of Public and International Affairs and a BS in Psychology. In her spare time you’ll find Amy chasing her daughters (ages 5 and 3) around outside or planning her family’s next travel adventure.