Deanna Wathington, MD, MPH, FAAFP

2017 APHA Executive Board Member Elect

Dr. Deanna Wathington, Board Member of BCHW is now an Executive Board Member for APHA.

Deanna Wathington, MD, MPH, FAAFP currently serves as the Dean of Petrock College of Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Bethune-Cookman University.  She is a professor, public health practitioner, and family physician.  Previously she served as the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of South Florida College of Public Health and as the Director of Minority Health for the Florida Department of Health.  Dr. Wathington has also served as the Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment at the USF College of Medicine where she provided instruction across all four years of the curriculum and maintained a busy family medicine practice with a focus on public health.

Currently she serves on the APHA Community Health Planning and Policy Development section, the Aging and Health section, the Society for Analysis of African-American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI), and the Board of the Black Caucus of Health Workers.

Dr. Wathington states, "I look forward to applying my years of experience in policy, advocacy, and academia to the public health issues facing us in this new era. Among the myriad of issues arising with advent of the new administration, APHA members are remaining resolute and steadfast in our call of a logical and just HEALTH system." She goes on to say, "The responsibilities of the Executive Board include accurate representation and expression of our membership and our public health agenda.  It would be my honor to stand with you as we, the scientist, practitioners, and advocates of optimal health for every American, continue to uphold the tenets of our 145 year journey."

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