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2022 Award Committee

 Committee provides development, oversight and selection of the six IAPHS awards offered at each annual meeting.

Deborah Umberson (Chair), University of Texas at Austin
Taylor Hargrove (Board Liaison), University North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2022 Blog Editorial Board

Members advise on themes and strategies for the blog, author posts, and recruit other authors to participate in the blog. 

Jarron Saint Onge (Blog Editor)
JoAnne Dyer (Blog Manager)

2022 Communications Committee

Responsible for developing and implementing an overall communications strategy for IAPHS as well as for the content and timeliness of the IAPHS website, blog, social media, and newsletter.

Michael Esposito (Co-Chair), University of Michigan
Darrell Hudson (Co-Chair/Board Liason), Washington University in St. Louis
Rita Hamad (Co-Chair), University of California, San Francisco

2021 Finance Committee

A subcommittee of the Board responsible for overseeing IAPHS financial activities; recommending an annual budget; recommending levels of membership, conference, and other fees.

Julie Maslowsky (Chair), University of Texas at Austin
Cynthia Colen (Treasurer), 
Ohio State University

2021 Meeting Program Committee

Develops the themes and program for annual conferences.

Hedwig (Hedy) Lee (Co-Chair), Washington University in St. Louis
Margaret Hickens (Co-Chair), University of Michigan

2021 Membership Committee

Responsible for developing and overseeing IAPHS activities to expand and maintain membership and to promote diversity in its membership and leadership.

Maggie Hicken (Co-Chair), University of Michigan
Savannah Larimore (Co-Chair), Washington University in St. Louis
Selena Ortiz (Co-Chair), The Pennsylvania State University
Anna Zajacova (Co-Chair/Board Liason), University of Western Ontario

2021 Mentoring Committee

Oversees the IAPHS Mentoring Program established in 2019 to meets the needs of members – at any career stage – who could use advice on professional development issues.

Amanda Barczyk (Chair), Ripple Effect
LaShawnDa Pittman (Co-Chair), University of Washington
Christine Bachrach (Liaison), University of Maryland

2021 Nominations Committee

Coordinates the process of developing diversity goals for nominations for leadership positions in IAPHS, preparing nominations for elected officers and Board members, and supervising IAPHS elections.

Frederick Zimmerman (Chair), UCLA

2021 Professional Development Committee

Oversees and guides the professional development activities for the organization.  Activities could include webinars, annual meeting sessions, workshops, and membership surveys.

Philip Alberti (Chair), Health Equity Research and Policy – AAMC
Richard Carpiano (Board Liason/Co-Chair), University of California, Riverside
Dustin Duncan (Board Liason/Co-Chair), Columbia University

2021 Publications Committee

An ad hoc committee charged with considering the costs, benefits and viability of an IAPHS journal and other related options.

Rich Carpiano (Chair), University of California, Riverside

2021 Racial & Social Justice Committee


Zinzi Bailey (Chair), University of Miami
Roland Thorpe (Liaison/Co-Chair), Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

2021 Student Committee

Working group represents student members of IAPHS. The groups focus is to generate opportunities, at the annual conference and throughout the year, which provide professional development resources for student members.

Rae Anne Martinez (Co-Chair), UNC Chapel Hill
Allen Mallory (Co-Chair), Ohio State University

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