Applied Public Health Statistics

The Statistics Section of APHA, organized in 1908, provides a focus for people involved and/or interested in public health statistics. It serves as the APHA focal point that identifies issues, develops strategies and promotes activities in the area of statistics. The Section also provides a common forum to exchange experiences and knowledge in statistics, which contributes to the activities of APHA and shares in the general responsibilities of the public health movement.

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We are building a better APHA. Check back often to see how we’re expanding and improving our Section’s Web pages.


Melody S. Goodman, PhD

Trent Lalonde, PhD

Membership Committee Liaison 
James (Jim) Leeper, PhD


We're looking for candidates to run for leadership positions. Are you new to the internal workings of our Section? Consider becoming a Section Councilor. Are you interested in building APHA's infrastructure? Consider becoming a chair or Governing Councilor. Complete the online nomination form for one of our Section's open positions by Monday, April 27.

1 Chair-Elect
1 Secretary-Elect
2 Section Councilors
1 Governing Councilor

Contact: Brisa Sanchez


Short on time? Consider other ways to be more involved in our Section:

  • Respond to an advocacy alert.
  • Post field-related information or opportunities on your online community/listserv.
  • Write an article for our Section's News & Events page.
  • Encourage a colleague to join APHA.
  • Review abstracts.
  • Join a committee (advocacy, communcation, membership, etc.)

Contact James (Jim) Leeper to learn more.