Senior Director of Programs
Aicha Diallo, MPH, CHES has been leading community awareness efforts and improving life sustaining behaviors as a public health practitioner for over 11 years through program planning, implementation and evaluation.
In her most recent role as the Senior Director of the Cancer Support Helpline at the Cancer Support Community, Aicha oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Cancer Support Helpline. Through her strong programmatic and health equity experience, she significantly expanded the Helpline services, partnerships and empowered cancer patients and caregivers through the programs and navigation services she implemented.
In addition, Aicha is an Adjunct Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she teaches health equity, racism and public health courses. Prior to joining John Jay, she was an Adjunct Professor at the Long Island University’s Master’s in Public Health Program, where she taught Program Planning, Health Promotion and Health Communications courses.
Before her time at CSC, she worked at the Arthritis Foundation-Northeast Region as the Community Engagement Director for Greater New York. There, she was responsible for all the NY Chapter health education programs, Arthritis Helpline and advocacy/policy efforts tailored to adults and children with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.
She’s also involved in several advisory boards and committees of various organizations and has given presentations at professional conferences such as the American Public Health Association and was selected to be one of their abstract reviewers. Aicha has been published in medical and public health journals and one of her manuscripts was selected as a finalist for the Aging in Public Health, Erickson Foundation Research Award in Positive at APHA.