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Mego Lien

Mego Lien, MPH, MIA is a public health professional with expertise in chronic disease and injury prevention. She created and oversees the Prevention Services Division at the County of Santa Clara’s Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD). Previously, she oversaw BHSD’s Suicide Prevention Program and worked on Injury and Trauma Prevention at Prevention Institute, a national public health non-profit. Mego has ten years of prior global health experience in topics such as tobacco control, road safety, and violence prevention, working at institutions that include Vital Strategies, the Earth Institute, and the United Nations Development Programme. Mego has volunteered on a suicide crisis line and as a sexual assault counselor and advocate. She holds dual Masters of Public Health and International Relations from Columbia University and a Bachelors in Psychology and Education from Swarthmore College.