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

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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

“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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The Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice is a vital source for training in the State of Florida.  The Center also includes the Public Health Practice Program, which offers a MPH degree in online and executive weekend formats.

Reposted from USF Health News.  Story by Anne DeLotto Baier