The School of Public Health’s Board of Advisors will provide valuable insight into the practice needs of the public health community, which in turn will be reflected in curricular changes, practicum and internship experiences. Close links, including the active and reciprocal involvement between academic training institutions and public health practice community, is a key recommendation of the Institute of Medicine Report on training public health professionals, and will be a hallmark of the academic programs offered by the School of Public Health.
Gary D. Nelson, PhD — Board Chairman
Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Inc.
Clinton Dye Jr., PhD
Retired President and CEO
The Atlanta Urban League
Interim Dean & Professor
Rodney Lyn, Ph.D.
School of Public Health
Georgia State University
S. Elizabeth Ford, MD, MBA
District Health Director
DeKalb County Board of Health
Merrilee Gober, RN, BSN, JD (’89)
Chair, Legislative Committee for the Medical Association of Georgia Alliance
Rosemarie “Rosie” Henson Sampson, MSSW, MPH
Operations Senior Director (CHAMPS)
Emory Global Health Institute
Debra Houry, MD, MPH
Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Marshall Kreuter, PhD
Retired School of Public Health Faculty Member;
Scientist & Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kirk McGhee, Esq.
Vice President and Regional Counsel
Frank D. Strickland, MBA
Jana Thomas, MPA
Sr. Vice President