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Leadership Roster

Epidemiology Section Leadership Roster 2013-2014
 
Chairpersons and Secretary 
Chairperson (2013-2015)
Howell Sasser, PhD
Associate, Performance Measurement
American College of Physicians
190 North Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-351-2672
Fax: 215-351-2594
Email:
Howell.sasser@hotmail.com
 
Chairperson-Elect (2013-2015)
Oscar Alleyne, DrPH
Director of Epidemiology & Public Health Planning
Rockland County Department of Health
Sanatorium Rd, Bldg D
Pomona, NY  10970
Phone: 845-364-2956
Fax: 845-364-2628
Email:
alleyneo@co.rockland.ny.us
 
Immediate Past Chairperson (2013-2015)
Robin Taylor Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor
Epidemiology Division, Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State Cancer Institute
Penn State College of Medicine
500 University Drive, Mail Code CH69
Hershey, PA 17033-0855
Phone: 717-531-7178
Fax: 717-531-5779
Email:
rwilson@psu.edu
 
Secretary (2013-2015)
Erica Smith, MPH
Epidemiology Research Associate
Pennsylvania Department of Health
625 Forster Street, Room 933
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-787-3350
Fax: 717-772-6975 
Email:
ericasmith@pa.gov  
 
Governing Councilors (All serve a 2-year term that ends at the Annual Meeting.)

Arsham Alamian, PhD MSc MACE (2013-2015)
Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: 423-439-4428
Email:
alamian@etsu.edu

Christine M. Arcari, PhD MPH (2012-2014) (Governing Council Whip)
Assistant Professor and Associate Director, MPH Program
Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
1.128C Ewing Hall
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1153
Phone:  409-772-5271
Fax:  409-772-2573
Email:
cmarcari@utmb.edu

Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, PhD MPH (2013-2015)
Assistant Professor
Penn State School of Nursing
1300 ASB/ A110
600 Centerview Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone:  717-531-1341
Fax: 717-531-5339
Email:
kab50@psu.edu

Michelle S. Davis, MSPH PhD (2013-2015)
Regional Health Administration
U.S. DHHS
Email:
msdavis@att.net

Tiffany L. Gary-Webb, PhD MPH (2013-2015)
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health
722 West 168th Street, Room 812G
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-342-0167
Fax: 212-342-5168
Email:
tlg2124@columbia.edu

Adelbert B. James, PhD, MPH (2012-2014)
Epidemiologist
Emory University
Phone: 404-523-1996
Email:
abtjames@yahoo.com
Orion Zello McCotter, MPH (2013-2015)
Epidemiologist
Border Infectious Disease Surveillance
Office of Border Health
Arizona Department of Health Service
Phone:  520-770-3179
Fax: 520-770-3307
Main: 520-770-3310
Cell:  520-245-3233
Email:
mccotto@azdhs.gov

John Neuberger, PhD MPH MBA (2012-2014)
Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Mail Stop 1008
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160-7313
Phone: 913-588-2745
Fax: 913-588-2780
Email:
Jneuberg@kumc.edu

Catherine L. Troisi, PhD (2012-2014)
Associate Professor
Management, Policy and Community Health Division
University of Texas School of Public Health
PO Box 20186, Suite 118A
Houston, TX  77225
Phone:  713-500-9164
Cell:   713-854-5980
Email:
catherine.l.troisi@uth.tmc.edu

Hector Eduardo Velasco, PhD Msc MD (2013-2015)
Associate Dean for Preclinical Education Professor
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, California
1310 Johnson Lane
Vallejo, CA 94592
Phone: 707-638-5291
Fax: 707-638-5930
Email:
H.Eduardo.Velasco@tu.edu

Kellee White, MPH PhD (2013-2015)
Assistant Professor
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
800 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone:
Email:
kwhite@mailbox.sc.edu

Section Councilors (All serve a 3-year term that ends at Annual Meeting)

Monique Nicole A. Anthony, MPH (2011-2014)
Principal Research Analyst
General Dynamics IT
Email:
manthony@caa.columbia.edu

Ernest Ekong, MD, MPH, FACP (2012-2015)
Country Director
Harvard PEPFAR/APIN Plus
Phone: 857-654-5884
Email:
ernest.ekong@gmail.com

Linda Hazlett, PhD (2013-2016)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Graduate Director, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Arnold School of Public Health
800 Sumter Street, Suite 211B
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone:  803-777-6653
Fax: 803-777-2524
Email:
ljhazlet@mailbox.sc.edu
 
Wiley D. Jenkins, PhD MPH (2011-2014)
Research Assistant Professor
Director, Research & Program Development
Department of Family and Community Medicine
SIU School of Medicine
913 North Rutledge Street
Room 1025
Springfield, IL 62794-9671
Phone:  217-545-8717
Fax: 217-545-5806
Email:
wjenkins@siumed.edu
 
Perrianne Lurie, MD, MPH, FACPM (2013-2016)
Public Health Physician
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Room 933 | Health and Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
Phone: 717.787.3350
Fax: 717.772.6975
Email:
plurie@pa.gov

Aaron B. Mendelsohn, PhD MPH (2012-2015) 
Senior Director of Epidemiology and Risk Management
MacroGenics, Inc.
4 Research Court
Rockville, MD 20850
Mobile: 301-693-4326
Phone: 301-354-3527
Fax: 301-251-5321
Email:
MendelsohnA@macrogenics.com
 
Section Committees

Awards Committee

Chairperson
Oscar Alleyne, DrPH
Director of Epidemiology & Public Health Planning
Rockland County Department of Health
Sanatorium Rd, Bldg D
Pomona, NY  10970
Phone: 845-364-2956
Fax: 845-364-2628
Email:
alleyneo@co.rockland.ny.us

Public Health Practice Awards Subcommittee
Kristopher P. Fennie, MPH PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street – AHC2 587
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-4545
Fax: 305-345-4901
Email:
Kristopher.fennie@fiu.edu
 
Education Committee
 
Co-Chairperson
Wendy Huebner, PhD
Epidemiologist
Montclair State University
Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
University Hall
Montclair, NJ 07043
Phone: 973-744-5913
Email:
wwhuebner@yahoo.com
 
Co-Chairperson
John Neuberger, PhD MPH MBA
Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Mail Stop 1008
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160-7313
Phone: 913-588-2745
Fax: 913-588-2780
Email:
Jneuberg@kumc.edu 

GC Shadowing Committee

Chairperson
Christine Arcari, PhD MPH
Assistant Professor and Associate Director, MPH Program
Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
1.128C Ewing Hall
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1153
Phone:  409-772-5271
Fax:  409-772-2573
Email:
cmarcari@utmb.edu
 
Section Historian
Elquemedo Oscar Alleyne, DrPH
Director of Epidemiology & Public Health Planning
Rockland County Department of Health
Sanatorium Road, Building D
Pomona, NY 10970
Phone: 845-364-2956
Fax: 845-364-2628
Email:
AlleyneO@co.rockland.ny.us
 
Membership & Communications Committee

Chairperson
Cherise Charleswell, MPH
Clinical Study Coordinator/Outreach Officer
Huntington Medical Research Institutes
10 Pico
Pasadena CA 91105
Phone: 626-397-5840
Fax: 626-397-5848
E-mail:
ccharleswell.apha@gmail.com
 
Newsletter Committee
 
Chairperson
Andrea Polk-Stephenson, MS, MSR, CRC
Epidemiologist
The Health and Social Research Connection
2500 Braselton Highway, Suite 213
Dacula, GA 30019
Phone: 850-339-1170
Email:
info@fatherhoodcurriculum.com
www.fatherhoodcurriculum.com
 
Nominations Committee
 
Chairperson
Robin Taylor Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor
Epidemiology Division, Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State Cancer Institute
Penn State College of Medicine
500 University Drive, Mail Code CH69
Hershey, PA 17033-0855
Phone: 717-531-7178
Fax: 717-531-5779
Email:
rwilson@psu.edu

Policy Committee
 
Chairperson
Manley Finch, PhD
Executive Director
HIV Nutrition Network
1524 Shady Grove Road
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: 845-705-7046
Email:
hivvnutritionnetwork@gmail.com

Program Committee
 
Chair 2013-2015
Nico Rizzo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition
Loma Linda University
24951 North Circle Drive
Loma Linda, California 92350
Phone:  909-558-4300 ext. 47167
Email:
nrizzo@llu.edu 
 
Social Committee

Chairperson
Heidi Mortensen, MLIS AHIP CHIS
Medical Librarian
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
Phone: 916-213-4450
Email:
heidijeanmortensen@gmail.com
 
Student Committee

Chairperson
Shailesh Advani
University of Texas Health Science Center
School of Public Health
E-mail:
shailesh.advani735@gmail.com
 
Committee Mentor
James A. Gaudino, Jr, MD MPH MS FACPM
Manager, Epidemiology Unit and Senior Medical Epidemiologist
Multnomah County Health Department, Portland, Oregon
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University & Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington
2405 SW Stephenson Street
Portland, OR 97219
Cell: 503-522-4122
Office: 503-593-4197
Email:
jag8nw@comcast.net
 
 
APHA Boards/Committees
 
Action Board
Catherine L. Troisi, PhD (2013-2014)
Associate Professor
Management, Policy and Community Health Division
University of Texas School of Public Health
PO Box 20186, Suite 118A
Houston, TX  77225
Phone:  713-500-9164
Cell:   713-854-5980
Email:
catherine.l.troisi@uth.tmc.edu
 
International Human Rights Committee
Kristopher P. Fennie, MPH PhD (2011-2013)
Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street – AHC2 587
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-4545
Fax: 305-345-4901
Email:
Kristopher.fennie@fiu.edu
 
Science Board
Elizabeth A. Bancroft, MD SM (2009-2012)
Medical Epidemiologist
Hospital Infections and Bloodborne Pathogens
Acute Communicable Disease Control
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
313 North Figueroa, Room 212
Los Angeles, CA  90012
Phone:  213- 250-8669
Fax:  213- 482-4856
Email: 
ebancroft@dhs.co.la.ca.us

Olivia Carter-Pokras, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health
Email:
opokras@umd.edu
 
Greg Geba, MD, MPH
Email:
gebagp@earthlink.net

Sonja Hutchins, MD MPH DrPH FACPM (2011-2014)
Team Leader, Public Health Preparedness
Office of Director
Office of the Chief of Public Health Practice
Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone:  404-498-2344
Fax: 404-498-2355  
Email: 
ssh1@cdc.gov

Sonia Singh, PhD MHS
Epidemiologist
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
E-mail: 
ssingh3@cdc.gov 
 
AJPH Editorial Board
Louise-Anne McNutt, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University at Albany, SUNY
One University Place, GEC Building
Rensselaer, NY  12144
Phone:  518-402-0403
Email: 
LAM08@health.state.ny.us
    
Section Liaisons
 
American Academy of Pediatrics
Public Health Special Interest Group
Pauline A. Thomas, MD 
Associate Professor
Preventive Medicine and Community Health
OB/GYN and Women's Health
New Jersey Medical School, MSB F 506
185 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07101-1709
Phone:  973-972-9384
Fax: 973-972-4574
Mobile:  908-403-1615
Email: 
thomasp1@umdnj.edu
 
Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologist (CSTE)
E. Oscar Alleyne, MPH
Epidemiologist
Rockland County Department of Health
Santaorium Road, Building D
Pomona, NY 10970
Phone: 845-364-2956
Fax: 845-364-2627
Email:
AlleyneO@co.rockland.ny.us
 
Participating Section Members
 
Wiley D. Jenkins, PhD MPH
Research Assistant Professor
Director, Research * Program Development
Department of Family and Community Medicine
SIU School of Medicine
913 North Rutledge Street Room 1025
Springfield, IL 62794-9671
Phone: 217-545-8717
Fax: 217-545-5806
Email:
wjenkins@siumed.edu
 
Orion Zello McCotter, MPH
Epidemiologist
Border Infectious Disease Surveillance
Office of Border Health
Arizona Department of Health Service
Phone:  520-770-3179
Fax: 520-770-3307
Main: 520-770-3310
Cell:  520-245-3233
Email:
mccotto@azdhs.gov
 
Christopher Tuohy, MPH
Essex County Cancer Coalition
c/o Dividion of Epidemiology
UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
30 Bergen Street
Building, ADMC 16, Suite 1614
Newark, NJ 07107-3000
Phone: 973-972-4623
Email:
tuohycp@umdnj.edu
 
International Joint Policy Committee to the Societies of Epidemiology (JPC-SE)

IJPC-SE Chair
Stanley H. Weiss, MD FACP FACE
Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
30 Bergen St.
Bldg. ADMC 16, Suite 1614
Newark, NJ 07107-3000
Phone: 973-972-4623
Fax: 973-972-6556
Email:
weiss@umdnj.edu
stan.weiss74@aya.yale.edu
 
IJPC-SE Secretary
Manley Finch, PhD
Executive Director
HIV Nutrition Network
1524 Shady Grove Road
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: 845-705-7046
Email:
hivvnutritionnetwork@gmail.com

Primary Representatives

Amy Davis
School of Public Health
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Phone: 203-482-5800
Email:
a.davis@yale.edu

Sarah Patrick, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
College for Public Health & Social Justice
Saint Louis University
3545 Lafayette Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-977-8108
Email:
spatric3@slu.edu

Secondary Representatives

James A. Gaudino, Jr., MD MPH MS FACPM (Section Chair, 2007-2009)
Clinical Associate Professor
Dept of Public Health and Preventive Medicine,
Oregon Health and Sciences University and
Department of Epidemiology
University of Washington
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 370 and Suite 772
Portland, OR 97232
Phone:  971-673-0288
E-mail:  
jag8nw@comcast.net

Robin Taylor Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor
Epidemiology Division,
Department of Public Health Sciences
Penn State College of Medicine
500 University Drive, Mail Code CH69
Hershey, PA 17033-0855
Phone: 717-531-7178
Fax: 717-531-5779
Email:
rwilson@psu.edu
 
  
Past Epidemiology Section Chairpersons
 
Claudia A. Kozinetz, PhD MPH (Section Chair, 2009-2011)
Professor and Director
Department of Pediatrics - Epidemiology
Baylor College of Medicine
8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 280
Houston, Texas 77054
Phone: 832-824-3730
Fax: 832-825-3697
Email:
kozinetz@bcm.edu

James A. Gaudino, Jr., MD MPH MS FACPM (Section Chair, 2007-2009)
Clinical Associate Professor, Dept of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University and
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 370 and Suite 772
Portland, OR 97232
Phone:  971-673-0288
E-mail:  
jag8nw@comcast.net
 
Stanley H. Weiss, MD FACP FACE (Section Chair, 2005-2007)
Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
30 Bergen St.
Bldg. ADMC 16, Suite 1614
Newark, NJ 07107-3000
Phone: 973-972-4623
Fax: 973-972-6556
Email:
weiss@umdnj.edu
stan.weiss74@aya.yale.edu
 
Sarah L. Patrick, MPH PhD (Section Chair, 2003-2005)
State Epidemiologist and Administrator
Section of Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Division of Community and Public Health
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
920 Wildwood PO Box 570
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0570
Phone:  573-751-6127
Fax:  573-526-4102
Cell:  573-301-8828
Email:
Sarah.Patrick@dhss.mo.gov
 
Robert E. McKeown, PhD (Section Chair, 2001-2003)
Professor
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC  29208
Phone:  803-777-6220
Fax:  803-777-2524
E-Mail: 
rmckeown@sph.sc.edu
 
Betsy Foxman, PhD MSPH (Section Chair, 1999-2001)
Professor
Department of Epidemiology
University of Michigan School of Public Health
109 Observation St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Phone: 734-764-5487
Fax: 734-764-3192
Email:
bfoxman@umich.edu
 
Jose F. Cordero, MD MPH (Section Chair, 1997-1999)
Decano (Dean)
Oficina del Decano
La Escuela Graduada de Salud Pública
(Graduate School of Public Health)
Universidad de Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 365067
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-5067
Teléfonos: 787-764-5975 
787-758-2525 Ext. 1401 ó 1402
Email:
jose.cordero6@upr.edu
 
Moyses Szklo, MD DrPH (Section Chair, 1995-1997)
Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
and Department of Medicine (Cardiology)
615 North Wolfe Street, Room W6009
Baltimore, MD  21205
Phone:  410-955-3462
Fax:  410-955-8086
Email: 
mszklo@jhsph.edu