The APHA Cancer Forum comprises a diverse, multidisciplinary group of professionals representing academia; federal, state and local health departments; and private and nonprofit organizations engaged in cancer control efforts ranging from discovery to delivery.
Our mission is to:
- Create a focus on cancer as a public health issue within the APHA that will engage existing and new members active in cancer prevention and control activities ranging from education to practice, policy, research and surveillance.
- Enable cross-disciplinary interaction that integrates public health principles, engages researchers and practitioners and advances population-level knowledge and practice relevant to cancer prevention and control, from basic science to population science.
Chair: Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH
Vice-Chair: Toby Levin
Immediate Past Chair: Michael Halpern, MD, PhD, MPH
Chair Emeritus: Adriana Babiak-Vazquez, PhD, MPH, CM (2021) Oluwaseyi Isehunwa, PhD (2020), Brad Richardson, PhD (2018 and 2019), Erika Litvin Bloom (2017), Vani Simmons (2016), Jennifer Vidrine (2015), Candace Deaton (2014), Marc Kivineimi (2013), Sona Thakkar (2012)
Secretary: Amara Orji
Treasurer: Ivy Ahmed, MPH, MCHES
Program Planning Chair: Adana Llanos, PhD, MPH
Program Planning Co-Chairs: Jessica Islam and Michelle Shin
Communications Co-Chairs: Nicholas Acuna and Banafshe Sharifian
Membership and Events Chair: Francine Baker and Kirsten Eom
Policy Development Co-Chairs: Brandon Leonard, MA, and Heather Goltz
Development (Fundraising) Chair: Marlo M. Vernon, PhD, MPH
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