USF public health leader becomes APHA president
This week’s Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association marked the beginning of the one-year term of incoming APHA president Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, professor and director of Public Health Leadership and Practice at the University of South Florida College of Public Health.
“It is incredibly exciting to have someone of Dr. Troutman’s caliber and expertise leading the nation’s largest public health organization,” said Donna Peterson, ScD, dean of the USF College of Public Health. “The fact that he is also a leader at USF Health just helps make the connection between his vision and ours — that health is about a lot more than health care; it is about improving lives through community engagement and deliberate preventive action. Dr. Troutman has already elevated the status of our public health programs with his vision.
“We couldn’t be more delighted to have a USF Health voice at the highest levels of policy deliberation and advocacy.”