​Ask questions, engage in discussion and get the inside scoop on the 2022 Board Slate at the upcoming member-only Town Hall!
Make your plans now to meet the new Board Slate: learn about their vision for the College and ask questions. This event is free and open to all members; however, pre-registration is required. Register now!

2022 Board Slate  
Box-9872-Boris-Lushniak_0.jpg Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, FACPM

Rear Admiral (retired) Boris D. Lushniak is dean and professor of the University of Maryland School of Public Health where he has launched a new global health initiative to build and expand education, research, and service activities aimed at improving health across the globe. He has also prioritized public health action for civic engagement around issues such as preventing gun violence.

Dr. Lushniak previously was professor and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics and professor of dermatology at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps for 27 years, culminating in roles as U.S. Deputy Surgeon General from 2010 to 2015 and Acting Surgeon General from 2013 to 2014. During the 2015 Ebola epidemic, he commanded the USPHS Monrovia Medical Unit in Liberia, the only U.S. government hospital providing care to ebola patients. He also orchestrated the release of the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health and the first ever Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. 

He earned a bachelor's and medical degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University.

Membership_Awards_2021_Pernell,Chris-Headshot-(1).jpg Chris T. Pernell, MD, MPH, FACPM

Chris T. Pernell, MD, MPH, FACPM, is a dynamic physician leader and social change agent. In her public health practice, her focus is health justice, community-based advocacy, and population-wide health promotion and disease prevention. Recently, she joined University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey as the first-ever Chief Strategic Integration and Health Equity Officer. She oversees a portfolio which includes population health, strategic planning, community affairs and the human experience.

Dr. Pernell was named a 2020 Public Health Hero by NJBiz. She has leveraged her lived experience and expertise as a public health physician and health equity champion as a contributor across television, radio and print media and regularly speaks at professional symposia and public forums on topics in the public interest.

Dr. Pernell received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Neuroscience) from Princeton University, Doctor of Medicine from the Duke University School of Medicine and Master of Public Health from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. She completed the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health General Preventive Medicine Residency, is a fellow of ACPM and holds an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Membership_Awards_2021_Tacci,-James-Headshot.jpg James A. Tacci, MD, JD, MPH (FACPM, FACOEM)

James A Tacci, MD, JD, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM, is the Medical Director and Executive Medical Policy Director for the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. He holds a part-time teaching and clinical appointment at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he serves as the Program Director for the Preventive Medicine Residency and Medical Director of the Travel Medicine Program. He is also an Attorney of Counsel at the law firm of Barclay Damon, LLP.

Dr. Tacci is board certified in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, as well as Occupational Medicine. He is a past President of the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and he has served on the governing boards of ACOEM, ACPM, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and the Occupational & Environmental Health Foundation. Dr. Tacci is a former Chair of the AMA Preventive Medicine Section Council and former member of the Monroe County (NY) Board of Health.

Dr. Tacci received his B.S. from Cornell University, M.D. with distinction from the University of Rochester and J.D. magna cum laude from the Syracuse University College of Law. He completed residency training in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the New York State Department of Health, and residency and research fellowship training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Harvard University.

400x600_Jill_Waalen-(1).jpg Jill Waalen MD, MS, MPH, FACPM                           

Jill Waalen, MD, MS, MPH, FACPM, is Senior Scientist and Co-Director of Biostatistics at the
Scripps Research Translational Institute where she has conducted research in genetics and digital
medicine and served as a statistical consultant for a variety of projects for Scripps colleagues for 22
years, resulting in more than 120 peer-reviewed publications. She is also course director of the
Introduction to Biostatistics course for Scripps Research Graduate School.

In addition, Dr. Waalen has been Associate Director of the General Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of California San Diego/San Diego State University (SDSU) for 17 years, is current Director-Elect and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at SDSU. She has held several prior leadership positions within ACPM: Chair of the Board Review Course, Director of the College’s In-Service Examination, West Regent on the Board of Directors from 2009-2013 and Chair of the Annual Meeting in 2007. She received the College’s Distinguished Service Award in 2010. She has done extensive work as the developer of the Certification Examination for the American and International Boards of Lifestyle Medicine, since the examination’s start in 2016.

She holds a degree in Scientific Communication and has been active as a freelance writer and editor throughout her career for entities such as the CDC and NIH, as well as medical journals,  including JAMA Student Section, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Journal of the National Cancer Institute and as Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2010-2013 and current Associate/Statistics Editor of the Nature Journal Digital Medicine.


Please note, while all member types from Fellows to med students are encouraged to participate, this event is limited to current ACPM members only. If you are unsure of your membership status or need to renew your membership before registering, you can review your member record online here:  members.acpm.org/login.aspx. Register