APHA Section/SPIG Chairs

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Aging & Public Health

Emily Nicklett, PhD, MSW

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

May Yamate, MS, SANHSA

Applied Public Health Statistics 

Guang Xu, PhD, MPH

Chiropractic Health Care

Robert Leach, DC, MS, MCHES

Community Health Planning and Policy Development

Maurice Johnson Jr., PhD, MPH

Community Health Workers

Floribella Redondo-Martinez, BS, CHW


Vijay Vasudevan, PhD, MPH


Natalie Sampson, PhD, MPH


Victor Ilegbodu, MD, PhD, MPH


Soumyadeep Mukherjee, PhD, MBBS, DPH, CCH

Food and Nutrition

Abby Lynn Gold, PhD, MPH, RD

Foot and Ankle Health

Rachel Albright, DPM, MPH

Health Administration

Takiyah Wilson, PhD, MBA

Health Informatics Information Technology

Charles Senteio, PhD, MBA, MSW


Paulette Dawn Slowinski, PhD, RN

Injury Control and Emergency Services

Renee Johnson, PhD

Integrative Complementary and Traditional Health Practices

Isabel Roth, DrPH, MS

International Health

Carol Dabbs, MPH


Lindsay Cloud, JD, PhD(c)

Maternal and Child Health

Jessie Hood, ScD, MPH

Medical Care

Cody Mullen, PhD

Mental Health

Christopher Larrison, PhD

Occupational Health and Safety

Angela Laramie, MPH

One Health

Holly Richmond-Woods, DVM, MPH

Oral Health

Tamanna Tiwari, MPH, MDS, BDS


Justin Gatwood, PhD, MPH

Physical Activity

Alan Beck, PhD, CHES

Public Health Education and Health Promotion

Karen Mancera-Cuevas, DrPH, MS, MPH, CHES

Public Health Nursing

Julie Kruse

Public Health Social Work

Sana Malik, MSW, MPH, DrPH

School Health and Wellness

Erin Maughan, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Kimberly McBride, PhD, MA

Vision Care

Janet Garza, OD

Student Assembly

Veena Thamilselvan