Claire Hoffman

Senior Public Health Planner

Department: Public Health


Claire Hoffman joined MAPC’s Public Health Department in 2022. As a Public Health Planner II, she collaborates with municipal and community partners on research, evaluation, and implementation of initiatives that promote health equity in the region. Her work spans across the topics of local public health services, substance use, climate resiliency, neighborhood revitalization, and more.

Prior to joining MAPC, Claire served as the Manager of Substance Use Initiatives at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, where she helped community health centers implement substance use treatment and recovery programs. She also worked at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Injury Prevention Research Center, where she conducted research to build a coalition of harm reduction practitioners across Central Appalachia. Previously, she served as an Analyst at Abt Associates, performing mixed-methods evaluation and research projects for federal and state health policy agencies. Claire designed and led focus groups, interviews, surveys, and qualitative analysis on topics related to mental health, housing, and oncology care, among other topics.

She received her Master of Public Health from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and holds a B.A. in Community Health and International Relations from Tufts University.

Areas of expertise: Qualitative research, Evaluation, Substance use, Mental health, and Social determinants of health