Stephanie Marhefka, PhD is named chair-elect of the American Public Health Association’s HIV/AIDS Section. The selection took place at the 141st Annual Meeting of APHA, the umbrella organization for more than 25,000 public health professionals.
According to the group’s website, the HIV/AIDS section “Provides a professional base for members of diverse disciplines to combine talents and interests to help in the struggle with the HIV-AIDS pandemic; provides leadership to members on HIV-AIDS issues and needs.”
The appointment is for one-year, after which she assumes chair of the section.
Dr. Stephanie Marhefka is an associate professor in the USF College of Public Health. The Department of Community and Family Health is her academic home and includes more than 10 concentrations that lead to MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD degrees. Additionally, the department offers several dual degrees, graduate certificates, and special programs.