Dr. Ann Peralta DrPH, MPH
Dr. Ann Peralta (she/her) has spent her career dedicated to empowered decision-making. Ann is the CEO and Founder of Partner to Decide, a non-profit dedicated to improving equitable access to shared decision-making in perinatal care. Ann has an MPH in Maternal and Child Health and a DrPH in Management, Leadership, and Policy from Boston University’s School of Public Health. Ann has worked in maternal, adolescent, and child health for over 15 years. From 2011-2021, Ann worked at Peer Health Exchange, improving and growing their national adolescent health education program, most recently as their Vice President of Partnerships. Before that she led programming at Fitness Forward, a non-profit dedicated to childhood obesity prevention, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia. She is currently the Director of the Pregnancy, Infancy, and Early Childhood division at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She grew passionate about shared decision-making after she was pregnant with her first child and faced the decision herself of if and when to have induction of labor. Her shared decision-making tool on induction of labor has been featured in Emily Oster’s ParentData newsletter, Scary Mommy, Birth, and International Doula.