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Elections

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 2023 and their 2023 positions include Mark Hayward (President), Roland Thorpe (Past President), Suzanne Bevan (Executive Director), Board members Marino Bruce, Elaine Hernandez, Taylor Hargrove, Jennifer Karas Montez, Katherine Theall, and Anna Zajacova.  Retiring members include Cynthia Colen, Andrew Fenelon, Kathleen Mullan Harris, Darrell Hudson, Selena Ortiz, and Steven Woolf.

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

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT

This person will serve as the President-Elect in 2023, President in 2024 and Past-President in 2025.  In 2023, they will appoint individual(s) to chair the 2024 Program Committee as well as other new members of IAPHS committees in 2024.

Erika Blacksher, PhD

AFFILIATION:
Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine, University of Kansas

DISCIPLINE:
Ethics
 
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:


Erika Blacksher, PhD, is the John B. Francis Chair at the Center for Practical Bioethics and Research Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Blacksher studies ethical and policy questions raised by U.S. health inequalities and the role of democratic deliberation in advancing health equity and social justice. Read more

Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH MPH

AFFILIATION:
Department of Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

DISCIPLINE:
Epidemiology
 
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:


Magdalena Cerdá is a Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy, in the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Her research focuses primarily on two great challenges to improving population health and health equity: substance use and violence.  Specifically, her work addresses: (1) the social and policy determinants of substance use from childhood to adulthood; and (2) the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence. Read more

SECRETARY

The Secretary serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.  The Board meets by conference calls throughout the year and in-person just before the annual IAPHS Conference. The Secretary elected this year will serve 3 year terms beginning November 1, 2022.

Kammi K. Schmeer, MA, PhD.

Affiliation
The Ohio State University

Discipline
Sociology

WEBSITE

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
 
I am a population health sociologist with research interests in how family and community conditions are associated with women and children’s health and well-being in marginalized populations. I focus on family contexts and structural constraints that affect women’s ability to protect their own health and that of their children. Read more

Katrina M. Walsemann, Ph.D., MPH 

AFFILIATION:
University of Maryland 

DISCIPLINE:
School of Public Policy 
 
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:


Katrina Walsemann is the Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Health Policy at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and a Faculty Associate at the Maryland Population Research Center. She is a population health and life course scientist whose research examines the ways in which the U.S. education system creates, perpetuates, and reproduces health inequities. Read more

BOARD MEMBERS

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, 2022.

BOARD MEMBER – JUNIOR

Caryn N. Bell, PhD

AFFILIATION:
Department of Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

DISCIPLINE:
Public Health

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: 

Caryn Bell is an Assistant Professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is a social and behavioral public health scientist and her research focuses on the unique impacts of socioeconomic status (SES) and place on cardiovascular disease risk factors in Black Americans and racial disparities. Her work explores the nuanced ways in which SES is associated with obesity and related behaviors in Black women and men by examining the role of family- and work-related factors. She also examines how place shapes structural racism in the United States and the implications for Black health and racial health inequities. 

Atheendar S. Venkataramani, MD, PhD

AFFILIATION:
University of Pennsylvania
 

DISCIPLINE:
Health Economics

 
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

Atheendar Venkataramani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and a staff physician at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He directs the Penn Opportunity for Health Lab, a research group that focuses on life-course origins of health and socioeconomic inequality and policies to reduce population health disparities. Dr. Venkataramani’s research focuses on relationship between economic opportunities and health behaviors and outcomes and the spillover health consequences of social and economic policies. Read more

BOARD MEMBER – MID-CAREER

John D. Prochaska, DrPH, MPH

AFFILIATION:
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Public and Population Health
 
DISCIPLINE:
Social and Environmental Epidemiology
 
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:


Dr. John Prochaska is Associate Dean for Student Affairs and an associate professor in University of Texas Medical Branch’s newly launched School of Public and Population Health. Dr. Prochaska joined UTMB in 2009, serving first as a member of the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities in the Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, and then joining the faculty in the Department of Preventive Medicine & Population Health in 2014. Read more

Alexander Tsai, MD

AFFILIATION:
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

DISCIPLINE:
Psychiatry, Population Health Science
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:


Alexander Tsai, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is a core faculty member in the Center for Global Health and Mongan Institute. He is also Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is a faculty affiliate in the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Through his research, he seeks to understand how large-scale social forces such as violence, stigma, racism, and food insecurity conspire to undermine health and mental health among the poor and excluded. Read more

BOARD MEMBER – SENIOR

Kaori Fujishiro, PhD

AFFILIATION:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

DISCIPLINE:
Social and Occupational Epidemiology

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

Kaori Fujishiro, PhD, is a Senior Research Epidemiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  As a social epidemiologist in an agency dedicated to improving working people’s health, Kaori has done extensive research on the role work plays in creating health inequalities.  Her position at NIOSH has afforded her a unique vantage point for seeing the great potential in linking population health science and occupational health science, two lines of research that so far have developed separately. Read more

Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH

AFFILIATION:
Build Healthy Places Network (a program of the Public Health Institute)

DISCIPLINE:
Medicine (pediatrics), Public Health, Community Development

WEBSITE

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH is the founder and Executive Director of the Build Healthy Places Network, a national organization with the mission to transform the way organizations work together across the health, community development, and finance sectors to more effectively reduce poverty, advance racial equity, and improve health in neighborhoods across the United States. Read more