Elections

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.

PRESIDENT-ELECT

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

AFFILIATION:
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
 
DISCIPLINE:
Epidemiology
 
 
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

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

ROLAND J. THORPE JR., PhD

AFFILIATION:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
 
DISCIPLINE:
Social Epidemiology
 
 
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

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

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 in January 2021.

BOARD MEMBER – JUNIOR

SHARELLE BARBER, ScD, MPH

AFFILIATION:
Drexel University
 

DISCIPILINE:
Social Epidemiology

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
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

AFFILIATION:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
DISCIPLINE:
Sociology
 
WEBSITE:
 
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

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

BOARD MEMBER – MID-CAREER

JIMI ADAMS, PhD

AFFILIATION:
Associate Professor, Health & Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver
 
DISCIPILINE:
Sociology/Public Health
 
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
jimi adams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. Broadly, his work addresses how networks constrain or promote the diffusion of information and/or diseases through populations. This work began with a focus on HIV in the US and Malawi. Recently, this has evolved to focus on the integrative patterns and processes in problem-focused areas of science that draw from many academic disciplines. In addition to its substantive foci, jimi’s work has also spent considerable attention on using social network theory to improve strategies for the design, collection, and evaluation of social network data (including a Sage “little green book” on the topic). He earned his PhD at Ohio State University, completed an RWj Health & Society postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University, and was previously on the faculty at Arizona State University and American University.

ANNA ZAJACOVA, PhD

AFFILIATION:
University of Western Ontario
 
DISCIPLINE:

Sociology, Demography

WEBSITE:
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
Anna Zajacova is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Western Ontario. She earned PhD in Sociology and Demography at Princeton University and completed postdoctoral training in social epidemiology at University of Michigan.  Zajacova studies population health, health inequalities, and social determinants of health over the adult life course. In particular, she aims to understand how experiences in higher education and postsecondary educational attainment influence later-life health and longevity among adults in the US and Canada.  Her work has been funded by NIH National Institute on Aging and the National Cancer Institute.

BOARD MEMBER – SENIOR

KATHERINE P. THEALL, MPH, PhD

AFFILIATION:
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
 

DISCIPILINE:
Social Epidemiology

WEBSITE:
https://sph.tulane.edu/gchb/katherine-theall

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
Dr. Katherine Theall is the Cecile Usdin Professor of Women’s Health and Director of the Tulane Mary Amelia Women’s Center at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. As a social epidemiologist, Theall’s research focuses on reducing health inequities by understanding and altering built and social neighborhood environments and social policies for better health in vulnerable populations locally, nationally, and internationally and researching innovative methodologies to do so. Dr. Theall has received funding from the CDC, NIH, HRSA and private foundations such as the Robert Wood Johnson and W.K. Kellogg Foundations. She has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and presented numerous scientific talks in her area of research. As director of an academic center with a strong base in community partnered participatory research aimed at addressing social determinants of women and children’s health and the processes that shape these determinants, she continues to find ways to disseminate her team’s work and turn it into action.   

DAWN UPCHURCH, PhD, L.Ac

AFFILIATION:
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
 

DISCIPILINE:
Women’s Health and Health Disparities

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

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