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The election is open June 7 to July 19. You must be an individual member of IAPHS by July 19 to vote. If you are not already a member, click here to join.

Those continuing on the Board during 2024 and their 2024 positions include Magdalena Cerda (President), Mark Hayward (Past President), Suzanne Bevan (Executive Director), Board members Jennifer Karas Montez, Marino Bruce, Elaine Hernandez, Kaori Fujishiro, Caryn Bell, Alexander Tsai, Elizabeth Wildsmith, and Katrina Walsemann.  Retiring members include Taylor Hargrove, Anna Zajacova, Katherine Theall, and Sandte Stanley.

Thanks to Past President Roland Thorpe, who chaired the Nominations Committee, Nominations Committee Members, and a special thanks to our candidates for their willingness to serve IAPHS.

 Results will be announced shortly. Thank you for voting!


This person will serve as the President-Elect in 2024, President in 2025 and Past-President in 2026.  In 2024, they will appoint individual(s) to chair the 2025 Program Committee as well as other new members of IAPHS committees in 2025.
Philip Alberti

Philip Alberti, PhD

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC); AAMC Center for Health Justice

Sociomedical Sciences; Health Equity Research and Policy

Erin Hagan, PhD, MBA

Evidence for Action

Philip Alberti Candidate Statement:

Interdisciplinary population health science is foundational to achieving health equity, which has been the singular focus of my passion, research, and advocacy for nearly 25 years. Population health science – mixed methods, community-centered, interdisciplinary population health science – is fundamental to co-developing the kind of evidence, that when embedded in policy, can shift structures and systems to ensure all communities thrive. IAPHS is a unique space to advance and amplify that kind of scholarship. I am proud to call it my professional home and am deeply honored to have been nominated to serve as its President-elect. Read more

Erin Hagan Candidate Statement:

As Deputy Director of Evidence for Action, Dr. Hagan oversees the day-to-day operations of the National Program Office. Erin has worked across the non-profit, academic, and public sectors. Her experience spans social justice and health equity advocacy, public policy, business, and research. Prior to joining Evidence for Action, Dr. Hagan was the acting Director of Policy and Government Affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Read more


The Board provides oversight and strategic guidance to IAPHS.  It meets by conference calls throughout the year and in-person just before the annual IAPHS Conference. The three Board Members elected this year will serve 3 year terms beginning November 1, 2023.


Teaching award Elizabeth Wrigley-Field

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Ph.D.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Sociology and Demography
Megan Todd

Megan Todd, PhD

Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Public Health, Demography, Epidemiology

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field Candidate Statement:

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field is a sociologist and demographer at the University of Minnesota, specializing in racial inequality in mortality and historical infectious disease. She co-leads an ongoing project on Covid-19 mortality in Minnesota and sometimes specializes in finding comparisons and metrics that illuminate the human meaning of mortality disparities. She is also a quantitative methodologist, developing models designed to clarify relationships between micro and macro perspectives on demographic relationships.

Megan Todd Candidate Statement:

I am a demographer and epidemiologist working in public health as the Chief Epidemiologist at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. I believe that collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches are essential to achieving progress in population health, and as a board member would hope to bring the perspective of public health practice to IAPHS. My work focuses on understanding how social and structural factors influence health disparities, mortality, and aging, with an emphasis on translation for policy and other public audiences. I hold a PhD in Demography and Public Affairs from Princeton University and an AB in economics from Harvard University. I have previously served IAPHS as a mentor, a member of the awards committee, a member of the program committee, and an abstract reviewer.


Sean Valles

Sean Valles, PhD and MA

Michigan State University

Philosophy; Public Health Ethics; Bioethics
Sarah Gollust

Sarah Gollust, PhD

Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Health Policy, Health Communication

Sean Valles Candidate Statement:

Sean Valles was conference co-chair (with Kat Theall) of the 2022 IAPHS conference. IAPHS is his favorite professional society, and he wishes to devote more of his time and effort into fostering its work.

Valles is an interdisciplinary philosopher studying the interplay of ethical and evidentiary aspects of how to build societies that are conducive to communities’ well-being. He is the Director of the MSU Center for Bioethics and Social Justice, in the College of Human Medicine as well as the Interim Director of the college’s Office of Medical Education Research and Development. Read more

Sarah Gollust Candidate Statement:

Sarah Gollust is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She is a co-lead of the Collaborative on Media and Messaging for Health & Social Policy, an interdisciplinary group of researchers who study how media and messaging shape public opinions, attitudes, and behaviors. Dr. Gollust is a social scientist studying the intersections of communication, politics, and health policy. Read more


Silvia Martins

Silvia S. Martins, MD, PhD

Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

John Robert Warren

John Robert Warren, PhD

University of Minnesota

Silvia Martins Candidate Statement:

Dr. Silvia S. Martins is a tenured Professor of Epidemiology, the Director of Columbia’s Policies and Health Initiatives for Opioids and Other Substances (PHIOS) Interdisciplinary Group, and the founding Director of the Substance Use Epidemiology Unit in the Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University. She is also the co-director of the Substance Abuse Epidemiology Training program at Columbia University that trains pre-doctoral fellows and post-doctoral fellows in substance use epidemiology. She is a psychiatrist and an epidemiologist. She has co-authored >260 peer-reviewed epidemiological and substance use articles (>100 first or senior-authored), >90 of them led by her current or former mentees. Read more

John Robert Warren Candidate Statement:

John Robert Warren is Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota and is Director of the Minnesota Population Center. With support from the National Institute on Aging he is co-leading the effort to re-interview the High School & Beyond cohort in 2021-2022 (1 R01 AG058719-01A1); linking five major surveys of older people to records from the 1940 U.S. Census (1 R01 AG050300-01A1); and building a longitudinal database on all early 20th century American twins to study the effects of education on mortality (1 R21 AG054824-01A1). He was recently editor of Sociology of Education.


This person will serve for a 3-year term as a student representative on the IAPHS Board and as Chair of the IAPHS Student Committee.

Michael D. Green, BA

Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine

Population Health Sciences
Shay Shuler

Shay Shuler, MA, PhD

University of Connecticut
Public Health

Michael Green Candidate Statement:

Dear IAPHS Members,

I am writing to express my strong desire to serve as the Student Representative within the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS). As a rising 3rd-year Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Population Health Sciences within the Duke University School of Medicine, my research focus, interdisciplinary health sciences background, and dedication to leadership make me an ideal candidate to represent my fellow students in the organization and contribute to the mission of the IAPHS Board. Read more

Shaylynne Shuler Candidate Statement:

Shaylynne Shuler a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) at the University of Connecticut. Her research on social sources of health inequity, specifically stigma processes that link sexual and gender minorities (SGM), to disadvantaged health. She has recently extended her work on stigma and minority stress to HIV prevention and PrEP uptake with Black sexual minority men (BSMM) in the southeastern United States. Dr. Shuler obtained her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Health from Northern Arizona University in 2022.