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The Executive Committee of Delta Omega has four elected officers – President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, and Member At-large. Each officer serves two-year terms in their respective position. The Executive Committee aims to advise the President on policy and other issues related to the society's mission and management. If a chapter or member has a question related to the society's management and initiatives, they should bring it to the Executive Committee's attention by emailing the National Office. The Executive Committee meets via teleconference quarterly (and more often if needed) to address new business and maintain a proactive strategy to see the society into the future.

For more on the committee's role and function, please review the Delta Omega Constitution and By-laws and Delta Omega Governance Manual.

Delta Omega Executive Committee Members

juddPresident: Suzanne Judd, PhD
Afffiliated Chapter:
Term: 2017-2018

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).

joelleePresident Elect: Joel Lee
Afffiliated Chapter: Beta Chi
Term: 2017-2018

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.

hurwitzImmed-President: Eric L. Hurwitz, DC, PhD
Afffiliated Chapter: Gamma
Term: 2017-2018

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.


harrisMember at Large: Apryl Brown, PhD
Affiliated Chapter: Eta
Term: 2016-2017

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. 

zulligMember at Large: Keith Zullig
Affiliated Chapter: Gamma Mu
Term: 2017-2018

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.



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