Lynn Silver, MD, MPH, FAAP

Co-Chair, California Alliance for Prevention Funding

Oakland, CA

  • Senior Advisor, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA
  • Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Silver is a senior advisor at the Public Health Institute and Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco. She founded and co-chairs the California Alliance for Prevention Funding.  At PHI, she has worked on the Berkeley coalition that lead the nation’s first successful soda tax effort, which is now funding public health and nutrition in that city and has collaborated on soda tax campaigns in other cities, states and countries. More recently she began the Getting It Right from the Start project to promote public health-oriented regulation of legalized marijuana and capture of marijuana taxation review for prevention and health equity. 

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