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Aging & Public Health
Section Newsletter
Fall 07

A Message from the Editor

This issue is thin, a consequence, I am sure, of a busy autumn and everyone preparing for APHA.  Still, this issue presents a brief guide of GHS sessions slated for presentation, as well as important announcements of job openings, foundation support, and conferences.

I look forward to a productive gerontological APHA.  Thanks to Celeste Petruzzi for helping prepare the newsletter.

--Steve Albert

Gerontological Health

NOTE: Sessions listed in italics have been organized by another section, SPIG, or caucus but are endorsed by Gerontological Health.


[ Recorded presentation ] Recordings available online

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

2:30 PM-3:30 PM Sun



Healthcare and Older Adults (Poster)



Topics in Aging and Public Health (Poster)



Women's Health Across the Lifespan (Poster)

4:30 PM-5:30 PM Sun



Long-Term Care Issues and Innovation (Poster)

Monday, November 05, 2007

8:30 AM-10:00 AM Mon



Physical Activity and Successful Aging (Oral)



Family Caregiving and Aging (Oral)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM Mon



Women's Issues and Aging: Aetna Award (Oral)



Health Promotion for Older Adults (Oral)

12:30 PM-1:30 PM Mon



Cancer Prevention and Control Issues for Women (Poster)

12:30 PM-2:00 PM Mon



Gerontological Health Section Award Winning Papers (Oral)



Ethnic & Racial Disparities Among Patients With Chronic Disease (Oral)



Breast Cancer: From Awareness to Early Detection to Survivorship (Oral)

2:30 PM-3:30 PM Mon



Prevention and Older Adults (Poster)



Topics in Aging and Public Health (Poster)



Race, Ethnicity, and Aging (Poster)



Social Support and Caregiving (Poster)



International Health and Aging (Poster)



Posters: Health and Physical Activity (Poster)

2:30 PM-4:00 PM Mon



Minority Health and Aging (Oral)



National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (Oral)



Health Issues in Vulnerable Populations (Roundtable)

4:30 PM-5:30 PM Mon



Posters: Minority Health Issues (Poster)

4:30 PM-6:00 PM Mon



Gerontological Health Section Awards Ceremony (Oral)



Update on Health Services Research: Introducing the new CMS Chronic Condition Data Warehouse (Oral)



How Can We Make Oral Health a Much Higher National Priority: Power, Policies and Politics!! (Oral)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

8:30 AM-10:00 AM Tue



Healthcare Practices and Utilization among Older Adults (Oral)



Integrated Long-Term Care: What Can we Learn from Other Countries? (Oral)

12:30 PM-2:00 PM Tue



Environment and Aging (Oral)



Clinical Issues and Aging (Oral)



Social Sciences in Health: Social Dimensions of Disease Burden Across the Lifespan (Oral)

2:30 PM-4:00 PM Tue



Public Health and Aging: Promoting Healthy Communities for Healthy Aging (Oral)



Health Disparities and Aging (Oral)



Politics, Policy, and Aging (Oral)



Public Policy in Aging (Oral)

4:30 PM-6:00 PM Tue



Long-Term Care and Aging (Roundtable)



Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging (Oral)



Health and Safety for Home Healthcare Workers: Politics, Policy and Public Health for a Unique Worker Population (Oral)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

8:30 AM-10:00 AM Wed



Topics in Long-Term Care, Health, and Aging (Oral)



Medication Therapies for Older Adults (Oral)



The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005--How Will Provisions Impact Long-term Care? (Oral)



Motor Vehicle-Related Injury (Oral)

12:30 PM-2:00 PM Wed



Reducing Health Disparities Among African-Americans and Hispanic Americans: Intervention Research Funded by CMS (Oral)



Function and Cost Patterns of Rural Medicare Beneficiaries-an RCT (Oral)



Mental Health, Dementia, and Aging (Oral)

2:30 PM-4:00 PM Wed



Medicare: Utilization, Changes, and the Future (Oral)



Translating Physical Activity Research Into Practice (Oral)



Health Promotion and Health Education for Diseases and Conditions (Oral)

The 135th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 3-7, 2007) of APHA

Business Meetings and Social Events


Sunday, November 04, 2007

4:00 PM-5:30 PM Sun



Gerontological Health Section Business Meeting

Monday, November 05, 2007

6:30 PM-9:30 PM Mon



Gerontological Health Section Reception

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

6:30 PM-8:00 PM Tue



Gerontological Health Section Business Meeting

The 135th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 3-7, 2007) of APHA

ICADI International Conference on Aging,

Disability and Independence

Hilton St. Petersburg, Florida USA

February 20-23, 2008


The International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence (ICADI)

will focus on approaches to support people as they age in maintaining independence in

daily living at home, at work and in the community. As people age, independence

can be maintained by use of assistive technology, by modifying homes, workplaces

and environments and by selecting products that follow universal design principles. As people remain in the workforce into advanced years or return to work, knowledge and technologies are developing to adapt workplaces to meet their needs. Aging in the workplace is a new and significant area of focus for ICADI this year. Livable communities is another new focus, representing a broadening of the concepts

of home modification and universal design to address design of communities so

they are livable for all people. Mobility is another important component of independence as it relates to walking and wheeling, to driving and to using other methods of transportation. Prevention of injuries is essential to maintaining independence in advanced years. Current and future development in

robotics will help and support individuals in everyday tasks; and, advances in telehealth approaches hold promise in monitoring and serving health and independence-related needs. Each of these is important to aging well and will be

addressed in eight ICADI tracks by an international cadre of presenters representing

research and development, policy, practice and services, business, and consumer




Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts and Conference Proceedings: All presenters (verbal

presentations, posters, and technology demonstrations) may submit an abstract

and brief description at All abstracts submitted will be

published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Aging, Disability

and Independence, IBSN Number: 0-9754783-0-5.

Optional Full Papers: Full papers will be published in a book or special issue

of a peer reviewed journal. Submitted papers must be unpublished and not

considered elsewhere for publication. Only electronic submissions will be

considered. Page limit is 12 pages (single column, 12 pt font, single spaced,

including references, figures and tables). Detailed guidelines are available at

All submissions will be peer reviewed.

Important Dates:

• Abstract Submissions Due: September 1st, 2007

• Optional Full Papers Due: September 1st, 2007

• Poster / Verbal Presentation / Technology Demo Acceptance

Notification: October 15, 2007

• End of Early Conference Registration: November 30, 2007

($395 before this date, $495 after this date)

• Hotel Conference Rate ($US139) Expires: December 15, 2007

• Pre-Conference Intensives: February 20, 2008 (priced separately)

• Conference Dates: February 21-23, 2008

Continuing Education Units will be offered for several disciplines. Please visit our

website at for further information.

Graduate Student Scholarships:

What do these scholarships cover?

Twenty scholarships of $650 each will be awarded to cover the conference registration fee ($395) and travel / lodging /meals ($255) to support graduate students in non-professional degree programs who submit and present a paper, poster or technology demonstration at ICADI. See the ICADI website for further information.

Who may apply?

Graduate students must be enrolled in a post-professional graduate degree program

(entry level professional students are excluded) with a strong research component (such as Ph.D programs in engineering, computer science, rehabilitation science, gerontology, public health, social sciences). We will award 20 scholarships to students from around the world.


Submit a Paper


February 20, 2008

Home Telehealth and the Delivery of

Remote Rehabilitation Services

Coordinators: Jeffrey Loomis, MHS

and David Brennan, MBE

8am - 12N Cost: $50.00

Telecommunication technologies can help minimize the obstacle of distance in delivering healthcare services, and promote improved continuity of care, disease management, and follow-up services. Home Telehealth integrates these technologies into traditional homecare services to give clinicians the ability to monitor and measure patient health and/or deliver direct services from a distance. This pre-conference intensive will address current trends in Home Telehealth, and describe

ways that rehabilitation services have been successfully integrated into the

telehomecare model to deliver remote treatment interventions to consumers

with disabilities. This workshop is targeted at homecare and rehabilitation

clinicians and researchers who want to learn more about effective and innovative

approaches for integrating telemedicine into homecare.


The 21st Century Community

Coordinators: Edward Steinfeld, Arch.

D., Jon Sanford, M.Arch., and Jordana

Maisel, MUP

9am - 5:15pm Cost: $100.00

This pre-conference workshop will explore the contributions of universal

design to the independence and participation of individuals throughout

their lifespan. It will review the current research and practice of universal design

in housing, public buildings, community infrastructure, and the products and

technology related to the use of these environments. The first part of the

workshop will explore new ways of conceptualizing universal design, the

emerging market, and convergence with other urban design, public health,

and sustainability initiatives. The second part of the workshop will take a more

in-depth look at the components of the 21st Century Community. Leaders

in the field from around the world will present and discuss the latest research,

policy, and best practices. These intensive sessions will conclude with a look to the

future, identifying unmet research and development needs and innovative new

strategies to advance the field. The goal of this discussion will be to find strategies to

help elevate universal design to become an integral component of the mainstream

design and engineering disciplines.


Development of Transportation

and Mobility Guides for Local Communities

Coordinator: John W. Eberhard, Ph.D. 8am - 5pm Cost: $100.00

A “mobility guide” is a document that provides seniors and their caregivers

information on resources in their community for getting out beyond the

home. Unfortunately, most communities do not have mobility guides. This hands

on workshop (bring your laptop) will teach participants how to assemble

the essential elements of a mobility guide for their community. Participants

will identify the necessary resources to enable people to drive as safely as

possible, as well as to walk, use public transportation, assisted transportation

and specialized transportation. The mobility guide will address how to remain

safely independent in the community as we age. This workshop is based upon

the development of a model guide developed for Howard County, Maryland

by the presenter.


Intensive Schedule

Interventions to Promote

Independence in Older Adults: New

Discoveries in Physical Activity

Programs, Cognitive Training &

Gene Therapy

Coordinators: Connie Uphold, Ph.D.,

Stephen Borst, Ph.D.

8am - 5pm Cost: $100.00


Flexing the muscles of the brain and body, as well as correcting defective genes, can promote independence. Recent advances in exercise interventions, cognitive training, and gene therapy have helped to delay age-related loss of physical and mental

functioning. An interdisciplinary group of researchers and health professionals

will highlight how evidence-based research can be translated into practice to improve healthcare of older adults. To illustrate strategies to improve healthy aging, experts conducting large national research projects will present their findings and provide practical recommendations that can be used in the clinical area. The pre-symposium

will begin with a session presented by an expert in aging from the Veterans Affairs

MOVE program, a national initiative to reduce obesity among veterans. Other speakers will include leaders in the LIFE (Physical Activity to Prevent

Disability) and ACTIVE (Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and

Vital Elderly) studies, as well as experts involved in Tai Chi research, mental exercise training, and gene therapy interventions.


Working with Older Adults who

are Visually Impaired: A Hands-on Approach

Coordinators: Cynthia Stuen, PhD

8am - 5pm Cost: $100.00

This 1-day program provides a comprehensive introduction to the skills needed to work with patients who have age-related vision loss and to function effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary team. The session will cover: functional implications of the eye diseases that cause low vision; visual function and visual skills and

how these are assessed as part of a low vision evaluation; how test results affect

intervention by OTs and other providers; low vision devices prescribed to help

with daily activities (including spectacles, hand and stand magnifiers, telescopes and electronic devices); environmental modifications and adaptations for

activities of daily living (including meal preparation, grooming, medication

management, communication).


Accelerating Advancement in AT

Outcomes Research to Enhance

Independence in Aging

Coordinators: Jeff Jutai, Ph.D. and

Sandra Hubbard, Ph.D.

8am - 5pm Cost: $100.00


In this pre-conference session, a distinguished international panel

will address the key questions for accelerating the development of the

evidence base for assistive technology (AT) to enhance independence in

aging. They include questions about the outcomes we should be measuring,

the outcomes study designs we should be implementing, and more generally,

the steps we need to take to strengthen the evidentiary bases for AT decisions by

providers and end-users. Panelists will share their expertise and experience with

topics that include measuring the impact of the environment on participation, the

influence of reimbursement systems, the importance of specifying the

interventions in AT outcomes research, interactions between caregiving and the

use of AT, and technologies to enhance AT outcomes data collection and

interpretation in the field.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

7:30am - 7:00pm: Conference Registration

5:30pm - 7:30pm: Welcome Reception

Opportunities to network while enjoying hors d‘oeurves and cash bar.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

7:30am - 7:00pm: Conference Registration

8:30am - 10:00am: Opening Session

“Aging, Disability and Communities”

E. Douglas Beach, Ph.D.

Secretary, Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Andrew J. Imparato, J.D.

President and CEO, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

William W. Millar

President, American Public Transportation Association

10:15am - 12:00N: Track Sessions*

12:00N-1:30pm: Luncheon with Speaker

Alan Walker, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology at the University of

Sheffield; Director of the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme (AHRC,

BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC and MRC); and Director, European Research Area in

Ageing (ERA-AGE)

1:45pm - 4:30pm: Track Sessions*

5:30pm - 7:30pm : Poster Reception

Poster session with opportunities to network while enjoying hors d‘oeurves

and cash bar.

7:30pm - 9:30pm: Optional Event

Fine Arts & Desserts Soiree Cost $35.00

Located at the Museum of Fine Arts, this event will include docent-guided

museum tours and delicious dessert assortments from one of the area’s

finest caterers. Limited space is available.

Early Registration Fee $395 US Preliminary

(before November 30th, 2007)

Registration Fee $495 US

(on or after November 30th, 2007)


Friday, February 22, 2008

7:30am - 5:00pm: Conference Registration

7:30am - 8:30am: Optional Event

Networking Breakfast Cost $20.00

Opportunities to network while enjoying a delicious country breakfast.

8:30am - 12:00N: Track Sessions*

12:00N-1:30pm: Luncheon with Speaker

Frances W. West

Director (invited), IBM Worldwide Accessibility Center

1:45pm - 5pm: Track Sessions*

7:30pm - 9:30pm: Optional Event

Columbia Restaurant Dinner and Networking Extravaganza

Cost $65.00

The Columbia Restaurant is located on the Pier in downtown St. Petersburg.

Enjoy amazing views of the bay while sampling traditional Cuban cuisine and

networking with other conference attendees. Musical entertainment will be

provided and a cash bar will be available. Seating is limited.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

7:30am - 12:00N: Conference Registration

8:30am - 12:00N: Track Sessions*

12:00N-1:30pm: Luncheon and Closing Session

Edward Steinfeld, Arch.D., A.I.A., R.A.

Professor, University at Buffalo, Director, IDeA Center

*Eight tracks will run concurrently - see next section for a list and description of

each track.

Conference Schedule

February 21-23, 2008



Conference Transportation

Sponsored by

Track Chairs: John Eberhard, Ph.D.,

Helen Kerschner, Ph.D., Dennis

McCarthy, Ph.D.

Track Keynote: James Langford,

M.Ed., Senior Research Fellow, Monash

University Accident Research Centre;

Bonnie M. Dobbs, Ph.D., Director of

Research, Division of Care of the Elderly,

University of Alberta, Canada


Sessions will address issues and approaches to enhance the safe mobility

of seniors. This includes identifying approaches to: enhance driving (testing

and driver remediation) to enable people to safely drive as late in life as possible;

and provide acceptable alternatives to driving. The session includes a focus on

the role of low and high technology in enabling mobility later in life.

Work and Aging

Track Chair: Jon A. Sanford, M.Arch

Track Keynote: Susanne M. Bruyère,

Ph.D., Director, Employment and

Disability Institute; ILR Associate Dean

of Outreach at Cornell University

Sessions will address approaches to

support continued employment into

later years for older persons who choose

to continue working. Approaches

include adaptations to work stations and

work places, flexible work schedules,

and tele-commuting.

Assistive Technology

Track Chairs: Mark Schmeler, Ph.D. &

Joy Hammel, Ph.D.

Track Keynote: Geoff Fernie, BSc,

PhD, MIMechE, CEng, PEng, CCE,

Vice President of Research at Toronto

Rehab, Professor, Dept. of Surgery,

Univ. of Toronto, Canada

This track will address assistive technology to promote independence. Presenters will share the most current technologies, research related to technologies and policy issues in their presentations on assistive devices,

vision devices, hearing devices, environmental aids, cognitive devices and environmental accommodations.


Livable Homes and


Track Chair: Edward Steinfeld, Arch.D.

Track Keynote: John Salmen, AIA,

President, Universal Designers &

Consultants, Inc.


Sessions will address strategies to support personal independence as

people age in the built environment, focusing on universal design, housing,

and community infrastructure. This year we have added the concept of

livable communities which includes issues such as sites, landscapes,

streetscapes, buildings and furnishings and products related to their use. The

session also addresses development of new products and environments

and improvements to existing homes and communities. Session topics may

include research, methods to measure effectiveness, tools for design, best

practices and policy analysis.



Track Chairs: David Brennan, MBE and

Jeff Loomis, MHA

Track Keynote: Neal Neuberger,

CISSP, President, Health Tech

Strategies, LLC

Sessions will address the use of telecommunications technology to enhance clinical services, patient monitoring, and the exchange of

health information and education to support independent living and improve access to remote healthcare and rehabilitation services.



Track Chair: Z. Zenn Bien, Ph.D.

Track Keynote: Z. Zenn Bien,

Ph.D., Chaired Professor, Dept. of

Electrical Engineering and Computer

Science, KAIST & Director of Human friendly


Welfare Robotic Systems

Engineering Research Center

Sessions will address the latest advances in robotics that can now, or

will in the future serve many of the personal assistance needs of older

persons with disabilities.


Injury Prevention

Track Chairs: Elena Andresen, Ph.D.,

John Crews, DPA

Track Keynote: John Crews, DPA,

Lead Scientist, Centers for Disease

Control & Prevention NCBDDD

Disability and Health Team

Sessions will address falls, fire safety, poisons, pedestrian safety and other

issues related to ensuring a safe environment within the home and



Smart Homes

Track Chair: Mounir Mokhtari, Ph.D.

Track Keynote: Mounir Mokhtari,

Ph.D., Associate Professor,

Networking and Telecommunication

Services Dept. Handicap

Engineering & Communication Lab

(Handicom), Institut National des

Telecommunications, INT/GET, France


Sessions will address computer, wireless technology, information technology, pervasive computing, wearable computers, sensors,

and home-monitoring, smarthome, smartphone and telehealth


Track Themes

Each Track Chairperson will team

with Theme Chairs to incorporate

presentations representing the

many countries and regions that will

be represented at the conference

and that reflect the following



• Research and Development

(Co-Chairs - Michael Marsiske, Ph.D.,

Yuguang “Michael” Fang, Ph.D., and

Oliver Wu)

• Consumer Perspective

(Chair - Douglas Usiak, BS)

• Business Perspective

(Chair - Robin McVey)

• Policy

(Chair - Andrew Kochera)

• Practice / Services

(Chair - Cynthia Stuen, DSW)

• International Perspectives

(Co-Chairs- John H. Stone, Ph.D. and

Hans-Werner Wahl, Ph.D.)




American Association of People with Disabilities, American Medical Association: Department of Aging and

Community Health, American Occupational Therapy Association, American Society on Aging, American Speech-

Language-Hearing Association, American Telemedicine Association, Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas,

Inc., Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Beverly Foundation, Case Management Society of

America, Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and

Exchange, Centro Ricerche e Relazioni Cornaglia, Community Transportation Association of America, Easter

Seals, Elder Care Advocacy of Florida, Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, Family Caregiver Alliance, Florida

Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Gerontological Society of America - Technology and Aging

Formal Interest Group, Hillsborough County Aging Services, Home Modification Action Council, IDEA Center

(Inclusive Design and Environmental Access), International Association of People and Spaces, International

Centre for Accessible Transportation - Le Centre International d’Accessibilite’ aux Transports, Johnnie B. Byrd,

Sr., Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute, Lighthouse International, Make Roads Safe, Mid-Florida Area

Agency on Aging, Inc., National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of State Units on

Aging, National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research, National Center on Physical Activity and

Disability, National Council of Private Agencies for the Blind and Visually Impaired, National Council of State

Agencies for the Blind, National Council on Aging, National Council on Independent Living, National Mobility

Equipment Dealers Association, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating

Center on Aging and Health at UTMB, Rebuilding Together, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology

Society of America, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging and Developmental Disabilities,

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with a Disability, RERC on Advancement of Cognitive

Technologies, RERC on Communication Enhancement, RERC on Low Vision and Blindness, RERC on Machines

Assisting Recovery from Stroke, RERC on Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology for Persons with

Disabilities, RERC on Technology Transfer, RERC on Universal Design, RERC on Workplace Accommodations,

Sealy Center on Aging, Sunshine Training Center, University of Florida Transportation Research Center,

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Visiting Nurse Associations of America, Western New

York Independent Living Project, Inc., World Federation of Occupational Therapists


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February 20-23, 2008






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Hi all GHS members,

The program for the November APHA annual meeting is now complete and can be looked at on line at It looks like a great scientific program!

A critical part of our annual meeting are the awards and social activities. Monday November 5 is our awards session, reception, and auction ... and we need your help!

We are short $2500 to support these activities that are crucial to the success of our meetings. If you can help with a special donation of any amount, please make a tax deductible check out to APHA (write GHS enrichment fund in the memo line) and send it to Gerry Eggert, GHS Development Chair, 28 Lawton St., Rochester, NY  14607. APHA will send you a receipt for your tax records.

Thanks for your support. Hope to see you in Washington, DC in November.

APHA Gerontological Health Section

--- Elected Positions
Bob Burke, Section Chair 2005-07
Steven P. Wallace, Past Chair
Nancy Miller, Chair Elect
Dana Mukamel, Secretary 2005-07
James Swan, Governing Council 2005-07
Lené Levy-Storms, Governing Council 2006-08
Paulo Chavez, Council 2003-06
Steven Albert, Council 2004-2007; Newsletter Editor (2005-07)
Karen Peters, Council 2004-2007
Allan Goldman, Council 2005-08; Archstone Award Chair
Ashley Love, Council 2005-08
Helena Temkin-Greener, Council 2006-09
Janet Frank, Council 2006-09; Awards CoChair (2005-07)

--- Appointed Positions
Jan Warren-Findlow, Rachel Seymour, Kathy Sykes, Program Co-Chairs (2005-07)
Turner Goins, Section Membership Chair
Caryn Etkin, Awards Co-Chair (2007-09)
Marcia Ory, Aetna/Susan B. Anthony Award Chair
Cricel Molina, Website; Listserv Chair
Gerry Eggert, Development Chair
Susan Miller, APHA Action Board (2005-2008)
Terrie Wetle, AJPH Editorial Board (2004-2007)
Connie Evashwick, APHA Nation's Health Advisory Committee (2005-07)
Irena Pesis-Katz, APHA Student Assembly Representative (2004-06)

Plus many other volunteers who make the GHS successful!

Bixby Foundation

Through a generous grant from the Fred H. Bixby Foundation, the Population Council has created the Bixby Fellowship Program to expand opportunities for recently trained population specialists and biomedical researchers.  These fellowships will allow developing country nationals to work with experienced mentors in the Council's network of offices.  Fellows will work on projects in one of the three of the Population Council's Programs: Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, and Poverty, Gender and Youth.  A description of the program and details about application procedures are available on the Council's website at  The deadline for applications is 15 January, 2008.  For more information, please feel free to contact us at:

The Univeristy of Georgia 

Head, Department of Health Policy and Management
College of Public Health

 The College of Public Health at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for Professor and I-lead of the Department of Health Policy and Management. The successful candidate is expected to take a leadership role in the further development of the program in health policy and management aimed at establishing a reputation in research and education. Applicants should have an advanced degree (PhD, DrPt4, or MD) in health policy, health administration, medicine, gerontology /geriatrics, health economics, public policy, or other related health policy discipline. Applicants with extensive experience in any of health policy disciplines, demonstrable leadership and administrative skills, and who have an established record of accomplishment in research, teaching and extramural funding, will be strongly considered.


Established in 2005, the College of Public Health is seeking to develop a regional, national and international reputation in public health education and research. The University of Georgia is a land-grant research university. Exciting collaborative research opportunities exist with the Institute of Gerontology and the Institute for Health Management in Mass Destruction Defense (both in the College of Public Health) and the Biomedical Health Sciences Institute, the Center for Health and Risk Communication Research, Institute of Behavioral Research, as well as the Medical College of Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, see httn://

Applicants should send a statement of interest, statements detailing research interests, teaching and leadership philosophies, and curriculum vitae to: Dr. Leonard Poon, University of Georgia, College of Public Health, 255 E. Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30602-5775. Emails, with PDF attachments, to will be accepted. Please include "Health Policy Position" in the subject line. To assure consideration, reply by January 15, 2008. Applications will be entertained until the position is filled.


The University of Georgia is an Equal OpportunitylAffirmative Action institution.