Recognizing Leadership within the College and SpecialtyElection as a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine (FACPM) is an honor bestowed upon qualified candidates by their peers on the ACPM Membership Committee. Fellowship in the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) recognizes these distinguished individuals for their service and engagement within the field of preventive medicine, and within the entirety of the College.
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Introducing the 2023 ACPM Fellows
Congratulations to the 2023 Class of Fellows!
MD, MPH, QME, FACOEM, FACPM
Dr. Berenji is a double board certified physician specializing in Occupational and Environmental Medicine as well as Preventive Medicine. She is currently the Chief of Occupational Health at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. She also leads the Environmental Health Clinic at VA Long Beach Healthcare System, conducting exposure assessments for veterans (including Agent Orange, Gulf War, and Open Burn Pit registry exams). She is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UC Irvine School of Medicine as well as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in Program in Public Health, Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences.
She is the Vice Chair of the Environmental Health section, the Health Informatics section, and Council of Scientific Affairs of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She has also recently joined the University of California Center for Climate, Health and Equity, where she will be leading efforts to enhance academic society partnerships, develop health systems programs on emergency preparedness surrounding climate-related events and sustainability efforts, working with community leaders on climate solutions, and developing climate curricula for medical students and residents.
MD, MPH, CCFP, FRCPC, FACPM
Aamir Bharmal, is a public health physician passionate about building effective, community-connected, and data-driven public health programs. He currently serves as Medical Director of Public Health Response at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) in Canada, where he leads a multidisciplinary team that helps the province detect, prepare, respond, and recover from emerging health threats. Additionally, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and also serves as a Corporate Medical Director with Cleveland Clinic Canada, where he advises employers as they establish and sustain health and wellness initiatives and programming for their organizations.
Prior to the BCCDC, Dr. Bharmal was a Medical Health Officer and the Medical Director for Communicable Diseases and Harm Reduction for five years at Fraser Health, a regional health authority in British Columbia, where he had medical oversight for communicable disease and sexual health programming for the region.
MD, MPH, FACPM
Dr. Lili Buzsaki is a board-certified Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Lifestyle Medicine physician. During her Preventive Medicine residency, she was Vice President of Policy and Education for the Resident Physician Section of ACPM, and served on the ACPM Policy Committee, ACPM GME Committee, ACPM Standard Acceptance Process Committee, and the Preventive Medicine Residency Alternative Funding Taskforce.
Since completing her Addiction Medicine fellowship, she has worked in several behavioral health and substance use treatment facilities providing Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, and Office-Based Outpatient Treatment. She serves as Chair of Membership for the Florida Society for Addiction Medicine and is working to revamp the Florida Society for Preventive Medicine. She served as a delegate at the Florida Medical Association annual meeting in 2022 and hopes to join their Leadership Academy in 2023.
MD, MPH, FACPM
Andy Chern, is a native Hoosier and obtained his education and training from Indiana University (Bloomington), Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is board-certified in General Preventive Medicine & Public Health and Occupational Medicine.
He currently serves as the Deputy Chief, Occupational Safety & Health Branch at the Federal Bureau of Prisons serving an Agency of nearly 35,000 staff members in health, safety, and wellness matters. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Prior to joining the Bureau of Prisons, he served eight years with the Department of Defense as both an Active-Duty Medical Officer and civilian employee in various public health capacities. His previous roles have included serving as an installation Public Health Emergency Officer, Department Chief of Preventive Medicine, and Associate Program Director.
MD, MP, FACPM
Dr. Jennifer Chevinsky is a double-boarded Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine physician serving as Deputy Public Health Officer for Riverside County Public Health, an Assistant Professor for Loma Linda University’s Department of Preventive Medicine and School of Public Health, an Editor for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Focus, and a member of the AAMC Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee for Building Confidence in Vaccines. In Riverside County, Dr. Chevinsky oversees the Division of Infectious Disease, Community Health Planning, and Health Equity as well as the Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Student Training Programs.
She also serves as the Medical Advisor for the local COVID-19 and MPOX emergency responses. Clinically, she serves as the TB controller, treating patients with tuberculosis throughout the county. Prior to Riverside County, she worked for CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer where she participated in multiple deployments for the COVID-19 pandemic and was the lead author for CDC’s interim guidance on post-COVID conditions, also known as long COVID. She completed her undergraduate medical education at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, internship at Lehigh Valley Health Network, and specialty residency training in Preventive Medicine as well as Master’s degree in Public Health at Loma Linda University.
MD, MPH, FACPM
Dr. David Cole is a military-trained medical professional, with senior executive management experience in Occupational and Aerospace medicine. Cole earned his M.D. from the University of Arkansas and completed his surgical internship in general surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He served as the Chief Resident at the Navy Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, FL.
Cole is an FAA Flight Surgeon, board certified in Aerospace Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Cole served as an adjunct professor for Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing. He was also an Aerospace Medicine Residency Advisory Committee Representative for the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute. Cole is a highly decorated military veteran, with a history of service in several overseas missions. He held the position of Chief Medical Officer at Fox Army Health Center on Redstone Arsenal for four years before taking the position of Medical Director for Huntsville Hospital’s Occupational Health Group.
MD, MPH, MHA, FACP, FACPM
Dr. Utibe Effiong is an international public speaker and prolific writer on issues of global health. Additionally, he is a professor of Medicine, he trains students at Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan-Flint. He is a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Effiong is the Chief Medical Officer for Treasure Health LLC, serving as an Internal Medicine, TeleMedicine, and Global Health consultant. He recently worked at Sun River Health, a federally qualified health center in New York. Previously, he was actively involved with healthcare administration within the MidMichigan Health system. He was the primary care dyad leader for the Central region.
Amidst other leadership roles, he was also the chairperson of the health system's medication safety committee, co-chair of the ambulatory antimicrobial stewardship committee, and board member of the corporate quality and safety committee. He also sat on the executive board of the MidMichigan Collaborative Care Organization - the system's accountable care organization. Dr. Effiong now chairs the Community Medicine and Public Health Section of the National Medical Association - the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States.
MD, MBA, FACPM
Edward G Fess, MD, MBA has over 35 years of experience in the growth, transition and initiation of companies involved in the management and provision of healthcare delivery. He has worked with managed care organizations, medical centers and consulting companies and has developed an expertise in the cross-functional operations of healthcare delivery and the underlying factors impacting successful clinical outcomes. Through his work, he has become increasingly involved in transition management of all parties involved in healthcare: financial, operational, technological, providers and patients, in order to improve the health of populations.
Dr. Fess was trained both in Emergency Medicine and Preventive Medicine and went on to practice Emergency Medicine for several years and develop a healthcare business career. He worked for FHP Inc. and Unihealth Inc, beginning as Medical Director and ultimately becoming VP of Healthcare Services and Chief Medical Officer for Pacificare’s Northwest region prior to working with Deloitte and Touche LLP, and then developing a consulting company providing expertise to managed healthcare organizations. He most recently oversaw Medical Affairs for Care1st Health Plan Arizona (Medicaid) as their Chief Medical Officer. In these roles, Dr. Fess has been involved in all aspects of clinical operations and growth for insurers, medical centers and physician groups.
MD, MPH, MBA, MTM&H, FACOEM, FACPM
Dr. Randall Freeman is the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer for Reynolds Army Health Clinic, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He also serves as Co-chair of the ACPM Science and Translation Committee. Dr. Freeman graduated from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine residency programs at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and the Uniformed Services University. He is dual board certified in Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine.
In addition to working as a staff preventive medicine and occupational medicine physician, Dr. Freeman has held multiple Department Chief, Deputy Commander and Chief Medical Officer roles at various military clinics and hospitals both within the U.S. and overseas. Additional diverse experiences have included Officer in Charge of a deployed brigade health clinic in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Public Health Emergency Officer for US Army Alaska, Medical Director and Chief of Clinical Operations for the TRICARE Area Office – Eurasia Africa, Health Authority for the US Army Regional Correctional Facility – Europe, and “COVID-19 Czar” at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Recognitions include the Order of Military Medical Merit, The Army Surgeon General’s “A” proficiency designator, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), and multiple other individual and unit awards.
MD, MPH, TTS, FACPM
Sabina M Gandhi is a Staff Physician, Loma Linda VA Healthcare System and Jr Faculty, VA/DoD Joint Incentive Fund, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the VA Virtual Medical Center (VA-VMC). She also serves as a member of American Heart Association’s Center for Health Technology & Innovation CarePlan Subcommittee. Dr. Gandhi obtained her BA & BS degrees from the University of California, Irvine, in Psychology and Biology after which she obtained her Medical Degree from Wayne State University, School of Medicine, in Detroit, Michigan.
She completed her medical residency in Preventive Medicine & Public Health at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. She is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She is a CDC certified Lifestyle Coach for the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Before joining the JIF Project, she was a Research Assistant at the Loma Linda VA.
Anita Geevarughese received her M.D. from New York Medical College and completed training in general pediatrics at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at the Westchester Medical Center. She then went on to complete her MPH degree and training in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Anita then worked with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for twelve years, in the roles of Adult Immunization Medical Specialist and Senior Director for the Public Health/Preventive Medicine Residency Program and worked with the Surveillance and Epidemiology Response Group for SARS-COV-2 as a medical epidemiologist. She currently works in the private industry, focusing on vaccine research and development.
Dr. Green is a scientific and community leader, having presented several medical lectures at both international scientific meetings and, on a more local level, at church and community health events, including local talk shows. Additionally, he has been the COVID-19 medical consultant for his local homeschool community (group tutorials attended by 100+ homeschoolers throughout the school year).
He practiced as an Anesthesiologist for 12+ years before entering Preventive Medicine, beginning at the FDA as a Medical Officer in the CBER Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. After completing the ACPM Pharmacovigilance Physician Program, he returned to the FDA to perform Good Clinical Practice Assessments on New Drug Applications, then later took senior level Pharmacovigilance rolls in private industry, conducting adverse event surveillance and risk management over assigned medical devices and drugs.
Dr. Green completed his undergraduate education at Howard University earning a Bachelor of Science as a Physician Assistant; completed a Doctor of Medicine and a Masters of Epidemiology at the University of Maryland; and a Master of Business Administration at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. He plans to continually use the breadth of his education and experience to serve his local community.
MD, MBA, MPH, FACPM
Andrew S. Karasick is a population health physician board certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He has served in research and consultative capacities at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
In his current role as Medical Officer at the FDA, he regularly utilizes his clinical experience and public health training to investigate biologic and chemical hazards related to CFSAN-regulated products. He has received multiple awards from the FDA for contributions to public health. Dr. Karasick continues to practice clinically at the NIH, evaluating and treating employees harmed by a wide variety of hazards. He has served as one of ACPM’s delegates to the American Medical Association and currently serves as Vice Chair of ACPM's.
MD, MPH, FACPM
Dr. Clarence Lam is a two-term state senator representing District 12 (Howard and Anne Arundel Counties) in the Maryland General Assembly, and he is currently the only physician in the Senate of Maryland. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he served on the Joint COVID-19 Legislative Work Group and the Senate Vaccine Oversight Workgroup, where he was instrumental in improving the state’s pandemic response. He previously served in the Maryland General Assembly as a state delegate from 2015-2019.
Dr. Lam serves on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as an assistant scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He leads the school’s preventive medicine residency program as its program director and practices clinically as the medical director of occupational medicine at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. He is board certified in preventive medicine.
Beginning in March 2020, he served as the interim director for Occupational Health Services and the Department of Health, Safety, and Environment for Johns Hopkins Medicine and University where he was responsible for the health and wellbeing of over 50,000 employees in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Florida throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
MD, MPH, FACOEM, DipABLM, FACPM
Dr. Lultschik is board certified with the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine and Public Health – General Preventive Medicine (PH-GPM) She obtained an MPH from the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Public Health in 2014 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine in 2021. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring and is the Program Director for the WVU PH-GPM Residency. In 2021 Dr. Lultschik coauthored a journal article that speaks to the need for more rural Preventive Medicine training programs across the country, and she is an active advocate for secure federal and state funding of Preventive Medicine training programs.
She also serves as WVU Site Director for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum. Dr. Lultschik established the WVU Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in 2022 and plans to expand its services to include group visits, health coaching, and educational programs in 2023. She brings the principles of preventive medicine to her occupational medicine practice as well and serves the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the regional and national levels.
MD, MBA, MPH, MS, FACPM
Dr. Connie Maggi currently works for Humana Health Plan as a Medical Director for the National Commercial team. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, her Master of Public Health from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, her Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Nutritional Biology from the University of Chicago.
She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health and is involved in Humana’s Preventive Care Committee where she leads the research team to provide health and wellness education through webinars, podcasts and literature to the 50,000 employees. She has provided multiple podcasts on nutrition and healthy eating. Prior experience included working as an Assistant Public Health Officer and Medical Director of California Children’s Services (CCS) for Stanislaus County, California. In addition, she also worked as the Interim Executive Director for the Chicago-Cook County Community Health Council prior to working in health plans.
MD, MPH, AAHIVS, CPH, C-TROPMED, FAAFP, FACPM
Dr. Massey is board-certified in family medicine, general preventive medicine and public health. He has additional training in rural, international, tropical, and travel medicine. Although he is currently serving in community primary care with Christus Trinity Clinic in New Braunfels, Texas, he has served in varied healthcare and public health leadership roles throughout his career. Recently, he worked alongside Indian Health Service providers offering emergency health care services for communities disproportionately affected by COVD-19 and was a physician leader for the Afghan refugee medical and public health response.
He also provided pandemic response leadership as the regional medical director at the Texas Department of State Health Services. Previously, he served at the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology as a CDC-assigned Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. He also served as the Non-communicable Disease Specialist for Yap State Hospital in Micronesia. Prior to this, he spent a decade in the United States Air Force, including a tour of duty in rural health system development in Afghanistan.
MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM
Ronda McCarthy, is the National Medical Director for Concentra's Medical Surveillance Services. Completing her residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. McCarthy is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Based in Texas, Ronda has a long-standing interest in occupational heat exposure and its health effects on workers.
On July 11, 2019, Dr. McCarthy provided testimony on heat illness prevention research to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Workforce Protections in support of the Bill "From Farm to the Factories: Preventing Workplace Injury and Death from Excessive Heat."
For the past ten years, Dr. McCarthy has reviewed physician abstract submissions to the Preventive Medicine National Conference as part of ACPM's Scientific Review Committee. Working with medical students and other ACPM members, Dr. McCarthy met with congressional leaders to request support for increased appropriations to fully fund the remaining residency positions currently available in Preventive Medicine Residency Programs.
DO, MPH, FACPM
Dr. McGaha has had the pleasure of serving the people of East Texas in the field of public health for over 30 years. Holding a specialty in preventive medicine and equipped by a Master of Public Health, his vocational mission is to help improve health outcomes in East Texas and to reduce health disparities in the area. For over 19 years he served as the Regional Medical Director for Public Health Regions 4 and 5 (North) of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in Tyler.
In April of 2015, he joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and in 2016, he was named the inaugural Chair of the Department of Community Health for the School of Community and Rural Health where he oversees several grant-funded projects related to cancer screening, tobacco cessation, maternal/child health, and COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Recently, he was named Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health in the new UT Tyler Medical School.
MD, MBA, MPH, FACPM
Brian Miller. is a practicing hospitalist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Business (courtesy) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a health policy analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, where he serves as a Nonresident Fellow. Dr. Miller runs a multi-disciplinary, fifteen-person research group that analyzes market-driven solutions in FDA regulatory policy, payment policy, and healthcare competition policy.
Research by his team has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Tobacco Control, BMJ, and Health Affairs Forefront among other venues. Trained and board-certified in preventive medicine and internal medicine, Dr. Miller has broad regulatory experience at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He serves as an advisor to members of Congress and other elected officials and lives in Washington, D.C.
MD, MSPH, FACOEM, FACPM
Dr. Heather O'Hara-Rand, originally from St. Louis, MO, attained her B.S. in Chemistry from Tuskegee University, M.S. in Organic Chemistry from Georgia Institute Technology and, M.D. and M.S.P.H degrees from Meharry Medical College. She is a board certified physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.
Prior to joining Decatur Memorial Health, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, where she served as the Director for the Preventive and Occupational Medicine Residency programs, as well as the Director of Student and Employee Health. She currently serves on the ABPM Board of Directors, ACGME Review Committee, GME Subcommittee, and continues to provide support to the residency programs at Meharry. She was recently afforded the opportunity to also serve as the Medical Director for the Colleague Health System for Memorial Health System. She has published in peer-reviewed journals on studies related to migrant farmworker work safety perceptions, perinatal factors and breast cancer risk, integrative medicine, adverse childhood experiences, and sports nutrition needs before, during and after exercise. She utilizes her areas of focus in multiple settings to provide education and care to her patients, as well as support to industry leaders and other healthcare providers related to worker health.
MD, MPH, FACPM
Carolyn Senger, is a board-certified preventive medicine physician whose work and experience spans the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors. Carolyn currently serves as the national medical director for Amazon at Crossover Health and as the medical director for the company's own health benefit for their employees where she drives social determinants of health and population health initiatives for the organization. Prior to joining Crossover Health, she was the medical director for the medical and surgical specialty clinics at San Mateo Medical Center, the public hospital and clinic system in San Mateo County, where she oversaw the clinics and care teams, led the implementation of the Ambulatory Specialty Redesign project within the 5 year PRIME grant as part of the Medicaid 1115 waiver, and served on the California Telehealth Policy Coalition where she continues to participate today.
Carolyn holds a medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and bachelor's degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Biopsychology and Vocal Performance. After her intern year in internal medicine at Mercy Medical Center, an inner-city community hospital in Baltimore and a year of anesthesiology and critical care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard teaching hospital in Boston, she pursued preventive medicine residency training as the American Cancer Society fellow at the joint University of California, San Diego/SDSU program where she also completed her Master of Public Health degree in health management and policy.
MD, MPH, FACPM
Tina Singh, is a board-certified Preventive Medicine physician with 8 years of experience in public health and managed care. She currently works at Johns Hopkins Healthcare, where she has served as a Medical Director and Interim Associate Chief Medical Officer. She previously worked for 5 years in public health for local government, leading community partnerships and raising awareness of population health in addition to responding to the Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks.
Dr. Singh completed her medical training at the University of Virginia, internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and her MPH and General Preventive Medicine residency training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She additionally completed a fellowship in Public Health Practice at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Tina is committed to making a positive impact through Preventive Medicine. As part of her role in ACPM's Membership Committee and Resident Engagement Team, she is committed to providing a platform for Preventive Medicine residents to cultivate their interests and careers, support their growth, and foster opportunities for meaningful professional connection.
MD, MPH, MSC, FACPM
Dr. LaKesha Tables received her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2002 at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. She remained at UT to complete residency training in Pediatrics. After practicing as a pediatrician in underserved communities throughout the Southeast for ten years, Dr. Tables entered and completed the Public Health/Preventive Medicine (PH/PM) residency program at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta, GA.
Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine at MSM where she serves as a core faculty member of the PH/PM residency program, a co-investigator in MSM Vaccine Trial Unit, and a clinical provider in a Pediatric Lifestyle Medicine Clinic that focuses on obesity prevention and treatment. Her main research interests focus on clinical and community-based interventions that address obesity prevention and treatment in African American families.
DO, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM
Andrew S. Valeras, is the Associate Program Director for the Dartmouth Health Leadership-Preventive Medicine Residency and a core faculty physician at NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. His Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine residency training was at these sites respectively.
He received his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Philosophy from Boston College, Doctor of Osteopathy from Midwestern University, and his Masters of Public Health at The Dartmouth Institute. He became an American Academy of Family Physicians Fellow in 2019. Dr. Valeras currently seeks to integrate quality improvement and systems based thinking with the clinical practice and education of medical providers. Dr. Valeras served as President of the Board of Directors for the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association 2019-2020 and currently serves as Chair of Concord Hospital Medical Group Governance Council overseeing 500+ providers across 3 hospital campuses in central NH.
MD, MPH, FACPM
Dr. Lisa Waddell, is the former chief medical officer (CMO) for the CDC Foundation. She is a board-certified preventive medicine and public health physician with 30 years of local, state and national public health leadership experience. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic response, in her former role as CMO, Dr. Waddell provided leadership for the development of the COVID-19 Corps Nationwide Surge Staffing initiative and the Foundation’s overall COVID-19 response efforts including the development of capacity building initiative to support Community Based Organizations. She serves as the science advisor to the foundation and as a spokesperson for initiatives such as the Million Hearts/”Live to the Beat” campaign.
Prior to the CDC Foundation, she served as the Deputy Commissioner for Health Services in SC, the Chief Program Officer for Community Health at ASTHO, the Senior VP for Maternal and Child Health/Deputy Health Officer for March of Dimes, a district public health director in SC and deputy public health director in Richmond, VA.
Dr. Waddell has a passion for public health and is committed to promoting and protecting the health of populations. She has a special interest in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations, the needs of moms and babies, and those with disparate health outcomes.
DO, MPH, FACPM
Lt Col (Dr.) Sky J. "Ewok" Wolf is the Chief of Bioastronautics for Human Space Flight Support, serving as a liaison between the DoD and NASA. She previously served as a Chief of Aerospace Medicine and Public Health Emergency Officer, leading an installation's COVID-19 medical pandemic response.
Dr. Wolf graduated the combined USAFSAM Aerospace Medicine/Family Medicine Residency program, serving as Chief Resident of the Wright State Family Medicine Residency Program, where she received the inaugural Teresa W. Zryd M.D. Leadership Award. Dr. Wolf previously served at the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. She entered the Air Force while completing the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of California, San Diego. Prior to military service, Dr. Wolf graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed an MPH at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where she was awarded the Margaret Mitchell Research scholarship for her graduate thesis work. Dr. Wolf was a Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a Program Epidemiologist for the NJ State Health Department. She is a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society and the AJPM Focus Editorial Board. She also serves as an external reviewer for American Family Physician.
What is ACPM Fellowship?
Members may apply to become a Fellow of the College after three consecutive years of full membership and once they have completed all requirements and processes as outlined by the College.
Fellows may add the credential FACPM to their signature and are eligible for additional member benefits, including access to exclusive events and leadership opportunities through the Board of Regents. To maintain use of the FACPM credential, individuals must remain full-members in good standing with the College. If a Fellow's annual dues lapse, the fellowship designation becomes invalid until reinstated with a $150 reinstatement fee.
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