Dr. Adewale Troutman becomes president of nation’s largest public health organization

Tampa, FL (Nov. 2, 2012) – This week’s 140th 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 executive director of Public Health Leadership and Practice at the University of South Florida College of Public Health.  He was installed as president Oct. 31 at the APHA’s meeting in San Francisco.

Adewale Troutman, APHA, USF College of Public Health

Dr. Adewale Troutman

“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 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. 

“We look forward to seeing his vision take shape over this most important of year in our country’s health care history,” Petersen said. “We couldn’t be more delighted to have a USF Health voice at the highest levels of policy deliberation and advocacy.”

Dr. Troutman’s vision for public health was recently summarized in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Public Health blog.  

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USF Health’s mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician’s Group. The University of South Florida is a global research university ranked 50th in the nation by the National Science Foundation for both federal and total research expenditures among all U.S. universities.

Media contact:
Anne DeLotto Baier, USF Health Communications 
(813)974-3303 or abaier@health.usf.edu