Fred Zimmerman, Professor of Health Policy & Management and Co-Director of the Center for Health Advancement at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has been chosen as the new President-Elect of IAPHS. Zimmerman, along with newly elected Board members Rich Carpiano, Dustin Duncan, and Julie Maslowsky, will begin their three years of service in January, 2019.
Many thanks to all the candidates in the election for their willingness to serve IAPHS and all IAPHS members who voted in the election. Special thanks also to Past President Sandro Galea, who chaired the Nominations Committee, and committee members Candyce Kroenke, Mark Hatzenbuehler and Susan Short.
2019 President-Elect Fred Zimmerman is an economist who has published extensively on the social and economic determinants of health. His research has illuminated how economic structure—including poverty and inequality—influence population health. Dr. Zimmerman has also published extensively on the effects of child media use on subsequent health and development. One of his papers showed the lack of any beneficial impact (and possible harm) of baby videos on language development, and was the foundation of a lawsuit before the Federal Trade Commission against what it argued were deceptive marketing claims made by Disney on behalf of its Baby Einstein franchise. His recent research topics include simulated comparative effectiveness of public health policies; the effects of social and economic policy on population health; and the economics of health equity. He is PI of the Win-Win project, which assesses the value to governments of policies, systems, and programmatic innovations that promote population health. Dr. Zimmerman has been an active member of the IAPHS Communications Committee and has contributed several blog posts.
Joining the Board:
Julie Maslowsky is an Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. A developmental psychologist and population health scientist, Dr. Maslowsky studies adolescent health risk behaviors including substance use, teen pregnancy prevention, and sleep. She is Co-PI and Director of Community Engagement for the UT Community Engaged Texas Research Alliance, a ten-year grand challenge initiative seeking to revolutionize how we learn and share knowledge about individuals, families, and communities to improve population health. Dr. Maslowsky was a member of the early IAPHS committee that drafted the Association’s membership and governance structures and currently serves as a member of the editorial board for the IAPHS blog.
Dustin Duncan, a social and spatial epidemiologist, is Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, where he directs NYU’s Spatial Epidemiology Lab. His research seeks to understand how social and contextual factors, especially neighborhood characteristics (such as the built environment and the social environment), influence population health, with a particular focus on HIV epidemiology and prevention and emerging work on sleep epidemiology and promotion. Dr. Duncan’s work emphasizes minority health and health disparities, especially among sexual minority populations and in particular gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).
Rich Carpiano is Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Carpiano is a medical sociologist and population health scientist who studies how social factors, such as socioeconomic status, race-ethnicity, social connections and social capital, and community conditions, contribute to the physical and mental health of adults and children. His most research investigates social, behavioral, and attitudinal factors underlying child vaccination uptake and coverage (and hesitancy) in the US and Canada. Dr. Carpiano currently is co-editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, the leading medical sociology journal, and chairs the IAPHS Publications Committee.
Current IAPHS leaders who will retire at the end of 2018 include Past-President Sandro Galea and Board members Tiffany Green, Dave Kindig, and Wizdom Powell. Those who will be continuing on the Board during 2019 include:
- Ana Diez Roux (2019 President)
- Bruce Link (Past President)
- Cindy Colen (Treasurer)
- Lindsey Leininger (Secretary)
- Chris Bachrach (Executive Director)
- Sue Bevan (Administrative Director)
and Board members:
- Allison Aiello
- James Broesch
- Hedy Lee
- Sanne Magnan
- Allen Mallory
- Lourdes Rodríguez
- Sarah Stoddard