M. Aaron Guest, PhD, MPH, MSW

Governing Council Speaker

Aaron Guest

Elected November 2020
Term Ending: November 2023

Aaron Guest is a socio-environmental gerontologist and an inaugural Assistant Professor of Aging within the Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging at Arizona State University. He is excited for the opportunity to serve the Association as Speaker of the APHA Governing Council.

He has been an active member of APHA since 2012. He is a proud member of the Aging & Public Health, Environment, and Public Health Education and Health Promotion Sections. Starting with his appointment as Diversity Co-Chair of the Student Assembly, he has served the Association through work on the caucus, affiliate, section, and organizational levels. This includes a term (2015-2019) as an elected member of the Executive Board, one of the few individuals elected while still a student. In this role, he served on the Governing Council and Chaired the Membership Committee of the Executive Board. He has remained active in his affiliates, first in South Carolina, then Kentucky, and now in Arizona. Dr. Guest has a long history of service within the field of public health and aging. He has served in elected and appointed positions within the National Association of Social Workers, the Gerontological Society of America, the Appalachian Studies Association, the LGBTQ Health Caucus, and the American Society of Aging.

Guest received his Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. He completed his PhD in Gerontology at the University of Kentucky. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his three cats.