The election is open June 1 to July 15. You must be an individual member of IAPHS by July 14 to vote. If you are not already a member, click here to join.
Those continuing on the Board during 2021 and their 2021 positions include Kathleen Mullan-Harris (President), Fred Zimmerman (Past President), Cindy Colen (Treasurer), Sue Bevan (Executive Director), Board members Richard Carpiano, Dustin Duncan, Darrell Hudson, Julie Maslowsky, Selena Ortiz, Steven Woolf, and Student Representative Rae Anne Martinez. Retiring members include Ana Diez Roux, Allison Aiello, James Broesch, and Sanne Magnan.
Thanks to Past President Ana Diez Roux, who chaired the Nominations Committee, and committee members Virginia Chang, Theresa Hastert, Mark Hayward, Darrell Hudson, Alan LeBron, Russell Kirby, and a special thanks to our candidates for their willingness to serve IAPHS.
This person will serve as President in 2022 and Past-President in 2023. In 2021, they will appoint individual(s) to chair the 2022 Program Committee as well as other new members of IAPHS committees in 2022.
LORNA E. THORPE, MPH, PhD
Lorna Thorpe is professor and director of the Division of Epidemiology at the NYU School of Medicine in the Department of Population Health, where she also serves as vice chair for strategy and planning. Dr Thorpe previously spent 9 years at the NYC Health Department, including serving as Deputy Commissioner of Epidemiology from 2004-2009. She also directed their Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department at the City University of New York School of Public Health from 2009-2016. Dr. Thorpe began her research career as a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer in international tuberculosis (TB) control, completed her Ph.D. in epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, M.P.H. at University of Michigan, and B.A. at Johns Hopkins University. Read more
Reflecting her career trajectory working in both academic and public health practice settings, Dr. Thorpe’s research focuses on the intersection between epidemiology and policy in chronic disease prevention and on improving population health surveillance. Dr Thorpe currently leads several NIH and CDC-funded research initiatives and co-leads a CDC-funded Prevention Research Center. She is internationally known for her applied research experience in surveillance, population-based surveys, social determinants of health, interdisciplinary research collaboration, and translation of research into policy and practice. She has served on several national editorial boards, review panels and advisory committees, including the American College of Epidemiology Board of Directors, select Institute of Medicine Advisory committees, and the Annual Review of Public Health Board of Editors. She has also served on a large number of municipal advisory committees in the New York City area. Twice in the past decade, Dr Thorpe has co-led a large health examination survey in New York City (NYC Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NYC HANES). She also helped to develop and validate NYC Macroscope, a citywide electronic health record-based surveillance system. She has been an active mentor for many graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.
ROLAND J. THORPE JR., PhD
Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Founding Director of the Program of Men’s Health Research in the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS), Deputy Director of HCHDS, Co-Director of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Graduate Training and Education Center, and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research. He holds joint appointments in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Thorpe is a social epidemiologist and gerontologist who has published over 200 peer reviewed articles that has significantly contributed to the understanding of how race, SES, and segregation influence health and well-being of African Americans. Read more
Dr. Thorpe is a 2012 Fellow of the Gerontolgocial Society of America(GSA). He is the past chair of the Minority Issues in Gerontology Committee and currently sits on the Behavioral and Social Science Section Fellows Committee at GSA. For IAPHS, Dr. Thorpe currently sits on the Program Committee and led an IAPHS Twitter Takeover on focusing on Health equity and vulnerable populations during COVID-19. He is a past recipient of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Recognition Award, and the inaugural annual 2018 NHLBI OHD PRIDE Roland J. Thorpe, Jr. mentoring award. Dr. Thorpe is also the Editor in Chief of Ethnicity & Disease. He earned a bachelor’s in theoretical mathematics from Florida A&M University, a master’s in statistics, a Ph.D. in epidemiology with a graduate minor in gerontology from Purdue University, and received postdoctoral training in health disparities and gerontology from the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
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 in January 2021.
BOARD MEMBER – JUNIOR
SHARELLE BARBER, ScD, MPH
Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH is a social epidemiologist and faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Urban Health Collaborative at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, and Health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the intersection of “place, race, and health” and examines the role of structural racism (i.e. concentrated economic disadvantage and residential segregation) in shaping health and racial/ethnic health inequities among Blacks with a particular focus on the Southern United States and Brazil. Read more
TAYLOR W. HARGROVE, PhD
Taylor Hargrove, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). She is also a faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center. Hargrove’s scholarship examines how and why social inequalities in health unfold across the life course. Her research is guided by three overarching questions: To what extent do race, skin color, gender, and social class combine to shape health at different stages of life? How do pathways to health and aging differ among members of broadly defined social groups? What are the contextual, psychosocial, and biological mechanisms underlying health inequality? Her more recent line of work explores linkages among socio-geographic contexts, individual-level characteristics, and biological measures of health in early adulthood. The goal of this work is to elucidate how macro-level environments shape the consequences of social statuses on more proximate causes of poor health. Read more
Hargrove received her PhD in Sociology from Vanderbilt University in 2016. From 2016-2018, she was a postdoctoral scholar through the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity and the Carolina Population Center at UNC-CH. Her work has been supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Her recent sole- and co-authored publications appear in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, American Journal of Public Health, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, and the Journals of Gerontology: Series B.
BOARD MEMBER – MID-CAREER
JIMI ADAMS, PhD
Associate Professor, Health & Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver
ANNA ZAJACOVA, PhD
BOARD MEMBER – SENIOR
KATHERINE P. THEALL, MPH, PhD
DAWN UPCHURCH, PhD, L.Ac
Women’s Health and Health Disparities
Dawn M. Upchurch is Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is a long-time faculty affiliate of the California Center for Population Research (CCPR), the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, and the UCLA Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center, among others. Broadly, Dr. Upchurch’s research explores various social determinants of women’s health from a population perspective. Her early work on consequences of adolescent childbearing (along with other researchers), helped to reshape the scientific narrative concerning the social impact of early childbearing. Using a longitudinal life course perspective, later work investigated the interrelationships between childbearing, marriage/divorce, and educational attainment. This work demonstrated that women make joint decisions about these behaviors which must be considered. She has done substantial research in the areas of sexual behavior and risk of sexually transmitted infections and explored the effects of family, neighborhood, and school contexts on adolescent and young adult risk. Read more
Dr. Upchurch has been actively involved in multiple professional organizations, including IAPHS, the Population Association of America, and the American Public Health Association, where she was recently elected to section council for Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices. She has served as a WHO expert in the development of definitions of wellness in the context of CAM. She received a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and a PhD in Population Dynamics from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.