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APTR Policy Committee

Chair: Sabrina M Neeley, PhD, MPH; Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine


To provide APTR members with opportunities to engage with and participate in important public health policy issues.


This committee was established to identify policy issues of concern to APTR and APTR members that relate to prevention and public health generally and that also have particular relevance for those in prevention and public health education and research. The committee is charged with identifying one or two issues of greatest immediate importance, with a reassessment every year or 6 months to one year. 

Duties of the Committee

  • Identify useful teaching resources to share with the membership
  • Identify APTR members who are subject matter experts and are willing to provide expertise to APTR, the membership, and perhaps a broader audience

  • Prepare a “toolkit for action” proposing a list of activities that faculty and students could engage in to support or advocate for the policy position taken by APTR.

  • Responsible for a session at the APTR annual meeting. The session could include an update on where the issue is in the policy stream, methods to teach on these particular issues in the classroom, and actions taken by APTR, members, and or student groups using the toolkit for action.


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If you are interested in joining the Policy Committee you must be a current APTR member in good standing.  

Please contact with your interest. 

Committee Members

Anthony Schlaff MD, MPH
Director, Public Health Program
Tufts University School of Medicine

Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman, PhD
Professor of American Studies and Political Science
School of Arts and Sciences
MCPHS University 

Sapna Kaul, PhD
Visiting Instructor, Health Economics
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Texas Medical Branch

Randy Rowel PhD
Associate Professor 
Interim Chair, Department of Behavioral Health Sciences 
FEMA Private Sector Representative Alumni (PSR)
Director of Why Culture Matters Disaster Studies Project
Morgan State University
School of Community Health and Policy

Robin Molella, MD, MPH
Mayo Clinic
SAC Preventive and Occupational Medicine

Sabrina M. Neeley, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Community Health
Director, Population Health Curriculum
Director, Physician Leadership Development Program
Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University

Suzanne Cashman ScD
Professor and Director of Community Medicine
Dept. of Family & Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Woody Kessel MD, MPH

Annette Greer PhD, MSN
Associate Professor
Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University 

Simone Arvisais-Anhalt, MD Candidate
Paul Ambrose Scholar 2015

Kyle P. Plante, MS, MPH Candidate
Paul Ambrose Scholar 2015
Research Aide
Department of Family Medicine
SUNY Upstate Medical University

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