Dr. Cam Escoffery, associate professor at the Emory Rollins University School of Public Health, has been named president-elect of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). In this role, she will lead the association’s Board of Trustees and House of Delegates (affiliate sites). She was nominated for the position and then selected by popular vote this past December. She’ll officially step into the leadership position on March 27, at the organization’s annual board meeting and will lead in varying capacities over the next three years.
As Dr. Escoffery readies for the role, she has a few concrete goals in mind. “One has always been to build and retain SOPHE members. Another goal is ongoing professional development and ensuring our research agendas are focused on critical issues that are timely.”
Dr. Escoffery has been involved with SOPHE on both a local and national level for more than 24 years, first as a student at Rollins, and later in a range of leadership and administrative roles, including serving as associate editor of Health Promotion Practice and on the editorial board of Health Education & Behavior.
[Photo: Dr. Cam Escoffery]
“Cam is the example of professionalism. Her commitment to public health, her colleagues and her students have long established her as an esteemed colleague around the university and a renowned leader in the field,” says Dr. James W. Curran, the James W. Curran Dean of Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. “We couldn’t be happier about her well-deserved achievement.”Tags: Friday Letter Submission