Committee Roster

Applied Public Health Statistics Section
Updated: 01/27/2014 

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Chair
Brisa N Sanchez, PhD 
Biostatistics Department
University of Michigan
1415 Washington Heights, Rm 4164
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
734-763-2451
brisa@umich.edu

Past Chair
Din Chen, PhD 
Professor
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box SON
Rochester, NY 14642
585-276-5802
Din_Chen@urmc.rochester.edu

Chair-Elect and Program Planner
Melody S Goodman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Public Health Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid, Campus Box 8100
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-362-1183
goodmanm@wudosis.wustl.edu

Secretary
Bertha Hidalgo MPH (11/2012 – 2013)
PhD/Graduate Trainee
Department of Epidemiology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
220 Ryals School of Public Health
530 3rd Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
760-447-7787
bhidalgo@uab.edu

Secretary-Elect
Gerald Arnold, PhD (11/2011 –11/2012)
American Board of Internal Medicine
510 Walnut Street, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3690
215-446-3568
garnold@abim.org

Section Council
Melody Goodman, PhD (11/2011 – 2014)
Assistant Professor
Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
314-362-1183
goodmanm@wudosis.wustl.edu

Trent Lalonde, PhD (11/2011 – 2014)
Assistant Professor
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
970-351-2701
trent.lalonde@unco.edu

Ofer Harel, PhD (11/2012 – 2015)
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
University of Connecticut
215 Glenbrook Road Unit 4120
Storrs, CT 06269
860-486-6989
Ofer.harel@uconn.edu

Guang Chen, MD, MPH, MS (11/2012 – 2015)
Epidemiologist
Division of Safety Research
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC
1095 Willowdale Road,
Morgantown, WV 26505
304-285-5995
gchen@cdc.gov

Jack Barnette, PhD (11/2013 – 2016)
Professor of Biostatistics
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Colorado School of Public Health,
University of Colorado Denver
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, Colorado 80204
Jack.Barnette@ucdenver.edu

Lei Zhang, PhD, MSc, MBA (11/2013 – 2016)
Director, Office of Health Data and Research
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
601-576-8165
Lei.Zhang@msdh.ms.gov

Governing Council
William Pan, DrPH, MS, MPH (11/2011 – 2013)
Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Health
Duke Global Health Institute
227 Trent Hall and A355 LSRC
Durham, NC 27708
919-681-1021
william.pan@duke.edu

 
Intersectional Council Liaison
James (Jim) Leeper, PhD (11/2010 - 2013)
Professor of Community and Rural Medicine
Director of Education/Evaluation (Rural Programs)
University of Alabama
PO Box 870327
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0327
205-348-1355
jleeper@cchs.ua.edu

Student Liaison
Sarah McCord, MLIS, AHIP
Head of Reference & Instructional Services, Associate Professor
Library and Learning Resources
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
179 Longwood Ave, Boston MA 02115
617-735-1439
sarah.mccord@mcphs.edu

Webmaster
Anh Nguyen, MS (11/2012 – 2014)
Seller Risk Decision Analytics
PayPal Inc
9999 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
480-862-7132
anhq08@gmail.com

Booth Chair
Sarah McCord, MLIS, AHIP
Head of Reference & Instructional Services, Associate Professor
Library and Learning Resources
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
179 Longwood Ave, Boston MA 02115
617-735-1439
sarah.mccord@mcphs.edu

Section Awards Committee Chair
Charles A. DiSogra, DrPH, MPH
Chief Survey Statistician
Advance Methods Group
Abt / SRBI
Oakland, CA
650-521-1714
C.DiSogra@srbi.com
 
Student Awards Committee Chair
Trent Lalonde, PhD (11/2011 – 2014)
Assistant Professor
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
970-351-2701
trent.lalonde@unco.edu

Membership Committee Liason
James (Jim) Leeper, PhD (11/2010 - 2013)
Professor of Community and Rural Medicine
Director of Education/Evaluation (Rural Programs)
University of Alabama
PO Box 870327
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0327
205-348-1355
jleeper@cchs.ua.edu
 
Nominations Committee Chair
Din Chen, PhD 
Professor
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box SON
Rochester, NY 14642
585-276-5802
Din_Chen@urmc.rochester.edu

Fundraising Committee Chair
Jeffrey Wilson, PhD (11/2012 –11/2013)
Director of the Data Management and Biostatistics Core, NIH Center for Alzheimer’s
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
W. P. Carey School of Business Department of Economics
Arizona State University
BAC 565
PO BOX 873806
Tempe, AZ 85287-3806
jeffrey.wilson@asu.edu

2014 Spiegelman Award Committee Chair
Sudipto Banerjee, PhD
Professor
Division of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
A460 Mayo Building, MMC 303
420 Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis MN 55455
baner009@umn.edu
612-624-0624

Action Board Liason
Amy Ferketich (Spring 2009 - Spring 2014)
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University College of Public Health
310 Cunz Hall
1841 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
614-291-7327
aferketich@cph.osu.edu

Executive Board liaison to the Statistics Section
Ayman El-Mohandes, MBBCh, MD, MPH
Dean
Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynecology
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984355 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4355
402-559-4960
aelmohandes@unmc.edu

AJPH Editorial Board
Jeffrey Wilson & Linda Chen 

APHA Applied Public Health Statistics Section Resourceful Members
James (Jim) Leeper, PhD
Professor of Community and Rural Medicine
Director of Education/Evaluation (Rural Programs)
University of Alabama
PO Box 870327
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0327
205-348-1355
jleeper@cchs.ua.edu

Diane Makuc, DrPH, MSPH, BA
National Center for Health Statistics
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
3311 Toledo Rd Room 6207
Hyattsville, MD 20782-2003
dmm5@cdc.gov

Deborah (Dedun) Ingram, PhD
National Center for Health Statistics
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Chevy Chase, MD
ddi1@cdc.gov