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2023 Board Slate
| Joseph P. Iser, MD, DrPH, MSc, FACPM
Dr. Joseph Iser is the recently retired Chief Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), and a member of the ACPM Board of Regents. Dr. Iser has had a 40-year career in public health as a provider, staff member and leader. His range of experience includes the U.S. Public Health Service and a progressively larger list of public health departments and districts. In addition to his role as the Chief Health Officer, Dr. Iser also launched a new Preventive Medicine Residency program and an FQHC while at the SNHD.
Dr. Iser received his medical degree from the University of Kansas and is board certified in internal medicine, general preventive medicine and public health and occupational medicine, with a broad background in primary care, public health, and medical education.
| Helga Rippen, MD, PhD, MPH, FACPM
Dr. Helga Rippen is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years in applied health information technology development, implementation and evaluation to support clinical and public/population health initiatives. In her current role, she is the Chief Interoperability and Veteran Access Officer with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
She was the President/CEO of Health Sciences of South Carolina providing governance and technical infrastructure to enable a learning health system. As the Chief Health Information Officer for HCA, she led the development and began the implementation of an EHR roadmap for HCA. Other activities included supporting a start-up for non-invasive glucose measurement, helping create the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Department of Health and Human Services; supporting the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Director of RAND’s Science and Technology Policy Institute; and leading the development of disease management systems for Pfizer Health Solutions.
Dr. Rippen earned her MD from the University of Florida and completed her medical residency at Johns Hopkins University in general preventive medicine, where she also earned her Master’s in Public Health. She has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and completed fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, University of British Columbia, and at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
| James A. Tacci, MD, JD, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM
Dr. James Tacci 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.
| Jill Waalen, MD, MS, MPH, FACPM
Dr. Jill Waalen is the 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 23 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 is Director of the General Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of California San Diego/San Diego State University (SDSU) and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at SDSU. She has held several prior leadership positions within ACPM and 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.
Dr. Waalen 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 Associate/Statistics Editor of the Nature Journal Digital Medicine.
Please note, while all member types from Fellows to Medical 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.