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Dr. Adewale Troutman addresses thousands at APHA opening session


Think Global, Act Local: Best practices around the world was the theme of the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. As president of the group which represents more than 25,000 health professionals, Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH, shared his perspective on the theme at the meeting’s opening session on November 6 in Boston.

The November meeting also marked the conclusion of Dr. Troutman’s successful term as president.

“Through that experience, his determination and resolve to address fundamental issues of health equity and social justice have been strengthened,” said Donna J. Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH, interim senior vice president of USF Health, and dean of the USF College of Public Health.

Via an e-mail to the COPH community, Dean Petersen recently announced the appointment of Dr. Adewale Troutman as associate dean for Health Equity and Community Engagement effective November 8.



“In this new role, Dr. Troutman will continue to oversee the Center for Leadership in Public Health and will create a focal point for and coordinate efforts across the College of Public Health toward the betterment of the community. Additionally, he will develop and nurture partnerships between the College and the community toward the same goal.  The associate dean will work to create an informed, empowered, and actively engaged community with the vision that health equity can exist and must be pursued.”