Elizabeth Sobel Blum, senior community development advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, leads the Dallas Fed’s work in “healthy communities”– those in which individuals and their communities are vibrant, thrive and show resilience.
Through research, publications, events and coalition-building, Sobel Blum helps advance discussion about creating and supporting healthy opportunities for all so that healthy becomes the norm. Sobel Blum’s areas of focus include health, housing, workforce development, small business and entrepreneurship and community development finance.
Sobel Blum serves on the board of directors of ChangeLab Solutions and the Community Advisory Board of the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s (UNTHSC) Center for Community Health. In May 2014 she completed the STAR Fellowship Program; the Steps Toward Academic Research (STAR) Fellowship Program is run by the UNTHSC’s Texas Center for Health Disparities, a National Institutes of Health-designated Center for Excellence. She earned a BA from Northwestern University, an MA from American University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.