APTR Elects New President
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Rudkin, PhD has been elected as the next APTR President. Dr. Rudkin
will serve as President-Elect from 2013-2014 on the APTR executive
Committee and will take office as President in 2014 through 2017.
Rudkin serves as Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of
Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH). Her passion for
promoting population health and helping underserved communities is
reflected in her scholarly, service and educational activities. She is a
social epidemiologist and demographer with a primary research interest
in the influence of social factors on health outcomes. Her educational
research and program development activities focus on service learning,
blended curricula, and the integration of public health and medicine.
Dr. Rudkin is
Principal Investigator of the Primary Care Plus project, a five-year
HRSA funded grant to integrate primary care and public health training
in the medical school and the physician assistant studies program. Dr.
Rudkin has served as Vice Chair for Education and Graduate Program
Director in the Department of PMCH. She has led the expansion of public
health educational opportunities at UTMB (e.g., MD-MPH, PhD-MPH, Public
Health Track) and continues to direct the Public Health and Prevention
Longitudinal Curriculum in the medical school. She was instrumental in
the Department of PMCH receiving the 2012 Outstanding Educational
Program Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.
She is an elected member of the University of Texas Academy of Health
Science Education and a UT Distinguished Teaching Professor.