Hood has 20 years of experience planning and evaluating efforts to improve public health and social services. She has worked in government, academic and nonprofit settings. She is passionate about using data to address health inequities through programs and systems change.

Hood’s role at ECHO includes designing and monitoring key metrics across the global ECHO movement, conducting evaluation and research activities with ECHO’s initiatives, and supporting training and technical assistance across the ECHO movement. 

Nancy received a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University and doctoral degree from the Ohio State University College of Public Health, focusing on health promotion, behavioral science, research methods and biostatistics. She has co-authored nearly 20 peer-reviewed publications and enjoys disseminating results in user-friendly formats to support using data for learning and improvement.