Dixie Sasu serves as the Program Manager (Staff) for the HEALTH Research Institute. She has experience consulting, developing, implementing, and evaluating research and community projects for non-profit and government organizations. Dixie has an interest in projects targeted toward disproportionately affected populations and prefers using a collective impact framework to create lasting social change. She also has experience managing a state grant that increased the quality of adolescent healthcare and quantity of adolescents receiving healthcare, and consults with public health entities to develop programs in targeted Houston communities. Dixie earned a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston and a Bachelor’s in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.