ASPPH sponsors the Academic and Practice Linkages in Public Health Caucus in partnership with the Public Health Accreditation Board and the Public Health Foundation. The caucus provides a valuable venue for public health academicians and public health practice partners, including representatives of federal, tribal, state, territorial and local governmental public health agencies, to share innovations, promote quality programs and services, and share research that helps to strengthen the evidence base on issues related to public health practice and education.
Caucus members meet annually at the APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, and additional opportunities for collaboration, including reviewing abstract submissions and networking opportunities, are available throughout the year. All APHA members are encouraged to join the Academic and Practice Linkages in Public Health Caucus and to attend and/or present at Caucus sessions at the APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition.
View the step-by-step guide to learn how to join your peers in the Academic and Practice Linkages in Public Health Caucus.
The call for abstracts for the APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is now open!
Submissions related to all areas of public health are welcome, and abstracts related to the 2023 meeting theme, “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Overcoming Social and Ethical Challenges,” are encouraged. Please consider submitting an abstract to the Academic and Practice Linkages in Public Health Caucus.
Session topics include Academic – Practice Linkages to:
• Move the Needle on the Social Determinants of Health
• Protect People Burdened with the Effects of Discrimination, Oppression, and Poor Health
• Improve Community Engagement Through Non-Traditional Partnerships
• Support the Development of Public Health Leaders
• Measure Impact
• Innovate in Public Health Data Storytelling
• Leverage Academic Health Departments to Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure
• Address Public Health Workforce Training Needs
Submit your abstract by March 31, 2023.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is hosting its 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo from November 12-15, 2023 in Atlanta, GA.
Please send questions to Kaitlin Tager, manager of workforce initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Emily Burke leads research and practice activities for ASPPH. She is the director of the ASPPH Center for Public Health Workforce Development, leading efforts to recruit, train, and retain a diverse public health workforce.
Emily Burke, EdD, MPH, CPH
Senior Director of Workforce Development and Applied Practice
Christine Plepys is the director of the ASPPH Data Center, leading efforts to ensure evidence-based decision-making in academic public health. She conducts research and assists ASPPH members in developing and implementing institutional research strategies.
Christine Plepys, MS
Research and Data Analytics Lead
Frank Smith oversees enterprise data management and business intelligence for ASPPH. He transforms raw data so ASPPH members can derive clear and actionable insights.
Frank Smith, MBA, MA
Sarah Gusman manages the ASPPH Data Center Portal and leads our annual reporting activities, ensuring the reports and dashboards provided to ASPPH members are accurate and intuitive.
Sarah Gusman, MPH
Data Analyst I
Kaitlin Tager supports efforts to recruit, train, and retain a diverse public health workforce through project management and program evaluation of initiatives within the ASPPH Center for Public Health Workforce Development.
Kaitlin Tager, MPH, CHES
Manager of Workforce Initiatives