The APHA Cancer Forum comprises a diverse, multidisciplinary group of professionals representing academia, federal, state and local health departments, private and non-profit organizations engaged in cancer control efforts ranging from discovery to delivery.
Our mission is to:
- Create a focus on cancer as a public health issue within the APHA that will engage existing and new members active in cancer prevention and control activities ranging from education to practice, policy, research and surveillance.
- Enable cross-disciplinary interaction that integrates public health principles, engages researchers and practitioners and advances population-level knowledge and practice relevant to cancer prevention and control, from basic science to population science.
Chair: Oluwaseyi Isehunwa, PhD
Vice-Chair: Adriana Babiak-Vazquez, PhD
Immediate Past Chair: Brad Richardson, PhD
Program Planning Chair: Michael Halpern, MD, PhD
Program Planning Co-Chairs: Jean Edwards, PhD, RN and Jennifer Tsui, PhD
Membership and Events Chair: Gina Curry, MPH, MBA
Communications Chair (Social Media): Sweta Chalise, MPH, CPH
Policy Development Chair: Brandon Leonard, MA
Secretary: Adana A.M. Llanos, PhD
Chair Emeritus: Vani Simmons (2016), Jennifer Vidrine (2015), Candace Deaton (2014), Marc Kivineimi (2013), Sona Thakkar (2012)
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