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Georgia State: Faculty Member Leads GPHA as President for 90th Year Anniversary at Annual Conference

Dr. Colin Smith, clinical assistant professor at the Georgia State University School of Public Health, led the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) as its president for the organization’s 90th Year Anniversary, at its Annual Conference held May 7 – 9 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Smith, a social epidemiologist, demographer, and policy analyst with more than 20 years of applied experience in local and state public health in Georgia, has worked as a public health consultant for seven years, and his clients have included the University of Georgia, the Clayton County Board of Health, Scimetrica, and Georgia State University.

As GPHA celebrated its 90th year, the theme of the 2019 Conference was Public Health: Foundation for a Healthy Georgia, Inform, Prevent, Protect, Promote, and the purpose was to bring together a variety of public health professionals for networking and education that will help them better serve their individual communities.

Over 500 registrants attended the conference, representing a variety of public health positions from registered nurses, physicians, health educators and advanced practice nurses to environmental health specialists, emergency preparedness personnel, administrative staff, and many others. State Representative John Carson (R-Marietta) received the GPHA Legislator of the Year Award, due to his successful campaign for the passage of Georgia HB 673, aimed at reducing the number of injuries and fatalities due to distracted driving.

More information about the GPHA and its 2019 Annual Conference

Read more about Dr. Colin Smith.