2024 Board Members

ASPPH Welcomes New Board Members

Washington, DC, March 26, 2024– The Association for Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to its Board of Directors. The recent elections for key positions have resulted in a dynamic and diverse group of individuals who will help shape the future of academic public health education, research, and practice. 

Thomas A. LaVeist, Dean, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Board Chair for ASPPH, expressed his gratitude to all those who participated in the nominations and elections process, saying, “Thank you to everyone who stepped up to nominate themselves and to all those who voted in the election for the Board of Directors. Your commitment to advancing public health education is valuable and helps to move our mission forward.” 

The following individuals have been elected to key positions on the ASPPH Board: 

  • Chair-Elect: Hilary A. Godwin, Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health 
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Ali Khan, Dean, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health 
  • At-Large  
    • Lisa Benz Scott (Stony Brook University Program in Public Health) – Re-elected 
    • David Makram Bishai (University of Hong Kong School of Public Health) 
    • Boris Lushniak (University of Maryland School of Public Health) – Re-elected 
    • Rodney Lyn (Georgia State University School of Public Health) 
    • Edith Parker (University of Iowa College of Public Health) – Re-elected 
    • Chris Morley (SUNY Upstate Medical University Public Health Program) 
    • Brad Pollock (University of California, Davis MPH Program) 

The new board members officially joined the rest of the board and began their terms on March 23, 2024, contributing their expertise and dedication to ASPPH’s mission. 

Dr. Laura Magaña, President & CEO of ASPPH, warmly welcomed the newest members of the Board of Directors, expressing her enthusiasm with, “I am delighted to extend a heartfelt welcome to our distinguished new Board members. With their wealth of experience, insightful wisdom, and exemplary leadership in the field of academic public health, I am confident that they will contribute greatly to the success of our association.” 

The goals set by ASPPH for the upcoming year include addressing critical public health challenges, advocating for the development of a diverse and exceptional public health workforce, and advancing excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and practice, among others. 

About ASPPH: 

The Association for Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) represents more than 150 accredited schools and programs of public health including a community of more than 25,000 deans, faculty, staff, and students. ASPPH is the voice of academic public health, promoting and protecting population health through education, research, and practice. ASPPH envisions a world where all people live in thriving communities supported by the work of strong and prepared public health professionals.