Academic Population Health Leaders Working Group


The Academic Population Health Leaders (APHL) Working Group seeks to bring together leaders of academic population health entities (e.g., departments, institutes) from across disciplines to provide a platform for strengthening and sustaining the growing field of population health science.  

APHL will offer leaders of academic population health entities from within medicine, public health, social science and other domains a shared platform to enable:

  • Learning from peers about the nature of comparable efforts at other institutions;
  • Problem-solving of common challenges;
  • Establishing a typology of academic population health initiatives that articulates core features of population health oriented programs across disciplines; and
  • Providing peer mentoring for leadership development.

The Working Group will convene for the first time on October 1, 2019 from 1:00pm-5:00pm, in Seattle, WA, organized as a pre-meeting in connection to the annual national IAPHS conference.   

The APHL will initially be co-led by Dr. Marc Gourevitch, Chair of the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health, and Dr. William Tierney, Chair of the Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

Who are APHL’s intended participants?

The APHL Working Group is open to the leaders of academic population health entities, such as departments, centers, institutes, and schools that focus primarily on the field of population health.  Meeting attendees should have an interest in learning more about shared opportunities and challenges in directing academic population health efforts at their institutions, including matters of organizational structure, intra-school relationships, research agendas, healthcare delivery system involvement, community engagement, institutional expectations, and educational initiatives. 


A registration fee for the inaugural Working Group event will be $250, payable in advance of the meeting by September 1.  The registration fee includes lunch on October 1. Should individuals wish to attend the ensuing IAPHS annual conference (October 2-4, 2019), the conference registration fee is also required.

If an APHL attendee’s institution is not currently an institutional member of IAPHS but wishes to join, the registration fee to attend the APHL pre-conference event will be waived.  If an APHL attendee is not an individual member of IAPHS but joins IAPHS at the same time as registering for the APHL pre-conference event, they will be offered the discounted $245 member registration rate for the full IAPHS annual conference if they choose to attend it.