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2022 Award Committee

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

Bettina Beech (Chair), University of Houston
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), Washington University in St. Louis
Rita Hamad (Co-Chair), University of California, San Francisco
Darrell Hudson (Co-Chair/Board Liason), Washington University in St. Louis

2022 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.

Steven Woolf (Chair), VCU Center on Society and Health
Cynthia Colen (Treasurer), 
Ohio State University

2022 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), University of Western Ontario

2022 Meeting Program Committee

Develops the themes and program for annual conferences.

Kat Theall (Co-Chair), Tulane University

Sean Valles (Co-Chair), Michigan State University

2022 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), Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas
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.

Kathleen Mullan Harris (Chair), University of North Carolina

2022 Professional Development Committee

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

William Story (Chair), University of Iowa College of Public Health
Jennifer Karas Montez (Board Liason/Co-Chair), Syracuse University

2022 R2A Working Group

Members develop activities that support IAPHS’s objective to improve population health by promoting the communication and application of science. 

Christine Bachrach (Co-Chair), University of Maryland
Vinu Ilakkuvan (Co-Chair), Milkin Institute School of Public Health

2022 Racial & Social Justice Committee


Marino Bruce (Liaison/Co-Chair), Vanderbilt University

2022 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.

Sandte Stanley (Co- Chair), Washington State University

Rae Anne Martinez (Co-Chair), UNC Chapel Hill