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).
Dr. Keith J. Zullig is Professor and Chair of the
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the West Virginia
University School of Public Health. He earned his M.S.P.H. and Ph.D.
degrees from University of South Carolina, Norman J. Arnold School of
Public Health in Health Promotion and Education and a B.A. in English
(Technical Writing) from the State University of New York at
Plattsburgh. Dr. Zullig’s research interests include adolescent and
young adult health risk behavior, quality of life research, substance use
intervention research, and non-academic factors that impact student
learning and health outcomes. His research has been supported by the
U.S. Department of Education, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration, and National Institutes of Health. His emphasis in
effectiveness research has led to testing innovative interventions in
opioid addiction and in the misuse of alcohol, but also to collaborations
with state departments of education to measure and evaluate
population-based interventions designed to improve school climate. He
has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Zullig is also
Fellow in the American School Health Association and American Academy of
Health Behavior. In addition, he was the recipient of the 2010 Gerry Sue
Arnold Alumni Award from the Arnold School of Public Health in
recognition of outstanding work that has made a difference to the
profession of public health and the health of an identified community
population, and the 2005 Horizon Award from the American Association of
Health Education. He presently serves as an Editorial Board member of
the Journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life, Annals of
Community Medicine and Practice, and Health Behavior Research
in addition to the Board of Health for the Monongalia County, West
Virginia Health Department. Dr. Zullig is a member of Delta Omega Mu
Chapter and serves as the founding faculty mentor for the West Virginia
University Gamma Mu Chapter, which has won four consecutive Chapter of
the Year Awards.
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.