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President's Executive Leadership Team


Kristin Z. Black, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Education and Promotion

East Carolina University

Research Consultant

ResearchTalk, Inc.

Greenville, NC


Tiffany N. Ford, PhD, MPH


Brittney Francis, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Community Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Chicago, IL

Health and Human Rights Fellow

FXB Center for Health and Human Rights


David E. Bell Fellow

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Boston, MA

PRESIDENT, 2023-2024




Kelechi Ibe-Lambert, PhD, MPH

SECRETARY, 2023-2024

Clinical Associate Professor

Community Health Sciences

University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health

Chicago, IL

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DaRel M. Barksdale, DrPH, MPH

TREASURER, 2023-2024

Scientific Program Manager

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH/NHLBI)

Mitchellville, MD

SAAPHI Board Members

Paris (AJ) Adkins-Jackson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Departments of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences

Mailman School of Public Health

Columbia University

New York, NY

Stephanie L. Baker, PhD, MS, PT

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Public Health Studies Department

Elon University


Stephanie L. Baker Consulting

Durham, NC

Asia M. Carter, MPH

Capacity Building and Engagement Associate

The Center for Science in the Public Interest

Dallas, TX

Kia L. Davis, ScD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Khaliah Fleming, EdD, MPH, CHES®

Executive Director

National CMV Foundation

Tampa, FL

Sula Hood, PhD, MPH

Senior Research Scientist

RTI International

Durham, NC

Courtney Mcmillian, MPH

Sex Educator + Research Coordinator

NC Community Engagement Alliance (NC CEAL)

Durham, NC

Patsy Polston, MSPH, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Behavior

Gillings School of Global Public Health

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

*All Board Members are volunteers serving in their personal capacity.

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