Medical Care Section workgroups help keep our section running smoothly, and our committees plan scientific, business and social sessions for APHA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, while some develop policy proposals for APHA. Our workgroups and committees are superb venues for networking with peers, deepening familiarity with issues and working with other health professionals who are committed to improving the nation’s health.


Program Chair: Wassim Tarraf

Communications Chair/Social Media Coordinator: Lisa Lines

Membership Co-Chairs: Mohinder Vindhyal and Junling Wang

Booth Coordinator: Sam Li

Policy Chair: Ben King

Student Mentoring: Cole Ettingoff

Web Editor: Lisa Lines and Tiffany Johnson

Nominations Chair: Jessica Williams

Awards Chair: Jessica Williams

APHA Connect Moderator: Lisa Lines and Jessica Williams


Climate Change
Contact: Mona Sarfaty

Drug Policy and Pharmaceutical Practice
Mission: To promote the public health perspective in regulation, policy development, utilization and outcomes evaluation related to drugs and medical devices.
Contact: Bithia Anderson

Health Equity
We are a home for students, scholars, and practitioners with interests in reducing disparities and achieving health equity for all.
Contact: Lisa Lines

Health Economics and Health Services Research 
Members of the Health Economics and Health Services Research Committee represent the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and well-being.
Contact: Katherine Virgo, Jessica Williams

History of Public Health;
Contact: Kavita Sivaramakrishnan

Justice-Impacted and Incarcerated Health
Contact: Alison Jordan

Quality Improvement
This committee is seeking a new leader!
Interim contact: Gordy Schiff

Rural and Frontier Health
Contact: Cody Mullen, Barbara Levin

Veterans’ Health
Contact: Christy Goode

For leadership contact information, log into APHA Connect using your member credentials.