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Dania DePas, MA

Vice President of Communications

Dania DePas, MA, vice president of communications for the Physicians Committee, makes sure the nutrition, research, and policy initiatives remain in front of the public. Her team manages the organization’s media relations, social media, podcast, video production, websites, design, publications, advertising, writing, and mobile apps.

The Physicians Committee reaches more than one million people on social media every day, an estimated 85 million people through traditional media coverage each month, and its new podcast, The Exam Room, has been downloaded more than ten million times and has been the number one nutrition podcast on iTunes.

DePas has a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism and a Masters of Arts in health communication. Her graduate research focused on promoting a vegan diet using communication theories of persuasion. Before joining the Physicians Committee, she was an adjunct professor teaching public speaking and business communication at East Carolina University. She has been with the Physicians Committee since 2010.

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