President: Suzanne Judd, PhD
Afffiliated Chapter: Upsilon
Dr. Suzanne E Judd is President-Elect of Delta Omega and received her PhD from Emory University in 2008. Her dissertation included a clinical trial studying the effect of different forms of vitamin D on blood pressure. For this work, she was awarded a fellowship from The American Society of Nutrition. Dr. Judd also received an MPH in Epidemiology from Emory in 2005 and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1999. After several years in the pharmaceutical industry manufacturing FDA regulated products, she returned to school to pursue a research career. She is currently a program manager for the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS).
Afffiliated Chapter: Beta Chi
Dr. Joel Lee is the John A. Drew Professor of Health Administration and Director of the Doctor of Public Health Program, following service as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Georgia College of Public Health. Dr. Lee completed his Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health degrees in Health Services Administration and Organization at the University of Texas School of Public Health. He was the 2015 recipient of the ASPPH/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence. He serves as a member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners Board of Directors and the Delta Omega National Executive Committee. He previously served in a variety of academic positions in the formation of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chair of the Department of Health Services Management, and Director of Doctoral Studie,s as well as director positions in the university's undergraduate and graduate degrees in health administration. Dr. Lee is a recipient of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association "Great Teacher" Award, and he was selected by College of Public Health students for the Golden Apple Award. He was an inaugural inductee and secretary/treasurer of the Beta Gamma Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health at the University of Kentucky, and a founding member and officer of the Beta Chi Chapter at the University of Georgia.
Immed-President: Eric L. Hurwitz, DC, PhD
Afffiliated Chapter: Gamma
Dr. Eric Hurwitz serves as the President for the society, transitioning from President-Elect in 2015. He is a professor and Graduate Chair of Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences of John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Hurwitz’s research interests include the epidemiology and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and chronic diseases; the safety and effectiveness of therapeutic and preventive interventions; and methods in observational and clinical epidemiology. His teaching responsibilities include the core epidemiology courses in the MPH/MS curriculum. Dr. Hurwitz recently served on the Scientific Secretariat of the World Health Organization-endorsed The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders. He is also a deputy editor of The Spine Journal and a member of the National Institutes of Health’s Behavioral Medicine, Interventions, and Outcomes Study Section, Center for Scientific Review. He is president of the Gamma Chapter of Delta Omega.
Member at Large: Apryl Brown, PhD
Affiliated Chapter: Eta
Dr. Apryl Brown serves as the Member-At-Large of Delta Omega. She was inducted through the Eta Chapter at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she is presently an Alumni Association Board of Director. Dr. Brown oversees the operations of the Detroit Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) which is a local component of a national network of MRC units whose purpose involves engaging in public health initiatives such as health promotion and disease prevention as well as strengthening disaster preparedness. As a member of the biology faculty at Wayne County Community College District, Dr. Brown prepares students to excel in fields of various disciplines in public health and health care. Dr. Brown has fulfilled several public health organizational leadership roles such as being an APHA Governing Councilor, a member of the APHA Education Board, and a Member-At-Large for the APHA Black Caucus of Health Workers. She was selected by the National Board of Public Health Examiners to design public health biology questions for the Certification in Public Health (CPH) exam enabling the qualified public health workforce to demonstrate their proficiency in this chosen field of study. In her home state, Dr. Brown is a Board of Director for the Michigan Public Health Association where she is the liaison to the Michigan Area Health Education Center Advisory Board as well as the statewide nonprofit advocacy organization Michigan Association for Local Public Health which represents the concerns of Michigan’s Health Departments to legislators.