Ex-Officio Member, Education Board Chair
Elaine Archie-Booker, EdD, RN, ICPS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. At MSM, Booker serves in the Master of Public Health Program as a public health core lead for Social and Behavioral Sciences. As the MPH Director of Community Engagement, Archie-Booker directs and coordinates all MPH student service and community engagement activities. She also serves as an Academic Advisor and Mentor and is a liaison to the Student Academic Progress Committee.
For more than 30 years, Archie-Booker has actively served in communities across metropolitan Atlanta and South Georgia. She is a member of the American Heart Association Health Equity Committee, Chair of the Physical and Mental Health Committee with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Atlanta Alumnae Chapter, and a member of the Morehouse School of Medicine Wellness Committee. In addition, she served on the Board of Directors for the Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia and William and Dorothy Palmer Foundation.
Archie-Booker has over a decade of experience as a registered nurse at Grady Health System in the emergency room and critical care units. She has also worked as a Public Health nurse for Fulton County Health Department in the Ben Hill and Adamsville communities in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Archie-Booker was appointed by the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association to serve on the Education Board for a three-year term beginning on Nov. 4, 2015, through Nov. 14, 2018. She was reappointed for another three-year term in 2018 and served as Co-Chair of the Public Education and Public Health Workforce Committee. Archie-Booker also served as Vice-Chair of the Education Board. In addition, Archie-Booker serves on the Steering Committee of an initiative coordinated by APHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control to increase the pool of minority researchers engaged in injury and violence prevention.
Archie-Booker is a member of the Association of Prevention Teaching and Research, the American Nurses Association; the Georgia Nurses Association; and the Atlanta Metro Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association. In addition, Archie- Booker is an International Certified Prevention Specialist and National Council for Behavioral Health Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
Archie-Booker received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Public and Urban Affairs from Georgia State University. In addition, she earned a Doctor of Education in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.
Archie-Booker also participated in a doctoral student exchange program at the University of Surrey (Guildford, Surrey) and Oxford (Oxford, England). Dr. Archie-Booker is a graduate of the Leadership DeKalb Class of 2002. Her interests are community engagement and integration, HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, and health policy.