Jennifer Mandelbaum

Jennifer Mandelbaum

State House, District 21, Rockingham, NH

2024 Endorsement

Dr.Mandelbaum is a public health researcher and candidate for the New Hampshire House of Representatives. She is running to represent Portsmouth Ward 1 and the Town of Newington, with a focus on community involvement and public health. Driven by her belief in the power of local engagement, Jennifer aims to use her background in public health to make a positive impact on the Seacoast and throughout New Hampshire.

As a member of the Portsmouth Public Library's Board of Trustees, Jennifer actively promotes the library as a hub for community programming and social connection. She has collaborated with nonprofit organization 603 Forward on a community event addressing the housing shortage in New Hampshire, demonstrating her commitment to tackling important issues.

Moreover, as a health policy ambassador for the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Jennifer has been working to build relationships with state lawmakers and their staff members. Through these connections, she aims to advocate for evidence-based decisions on child nutrition policy, leveraging her expertise and research in public health.

With a strong foundation in public health, Jennifer brings a unique perspective to policymaking, prioritizing well-being in her decision-making processes. Her campaign is rooted in the core values instilled in her upbringing, including housing access, reproductive freedom, and resilience to climate change. Jennifer envisions a healthy, equitable, and resilient New Hampshire, and is eager to collaborate with others in achieving this vision.

Jennifer holds an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, a master's degree in public health from Yale University, and a PhD in public health from the University of South Carolina.