Board of Advisors

The School of Public Health’s Board of Advisors will provide valuable insight into the practice needs of the public health community, which in turn will be reflected in curricular changes, practicum, and internship experiences. Close linkages, including the active and reciprocal involvement between academic training institutions and public health practice community, is a key recommendation of the Institute of Medicine Report on training public health professionals, and will be a hallmark of the academic programs offered by the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.


Mark Rosenberg, MD, MPP – Board Chairman
President and CEO
The Taskforce for Global Health

Thom Bornemann, EdD
Mental Health Program
The Carter Center

Satvinder “Pearly” Dhingra, MPH, ‘06
Epidemiologist and Health Analyst
Division of Behavior Surveillance
Public Health Surveillance Program Office
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Clinton Dye Jr., PhD
Retired President and CEO
The Atlanta Urban League

Director & Professor
Michael Eriksen, ScD
School of Public Health
Georgia State University

S. Elizabeth Ford, MD, MBA
District Health Director
DeKalb County Board of Health

Merrilee Gober, RN, BSN, JD (’89)
Chair, Public Affairs Committee
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia

Rosemarie “Rosie” Henson, MSSW, MPH
Senior Vice President for Prevention and Early Detection
American Cancer Society

Karla Kiriako
Director, State Government Affairs
Sanofi US

Marshall Kreuter, PhD
Retired School of Public Health Faculty Member;
Scientist & Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kirk McGhee, Esq.
Vice President and Regional Counsel
Kaiser Permanente

Kathleen Miner, PhD, MPH, MED
Professor and Associate Dean for Applied Public Health
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

Gary D. Nelson, Ph.D.
Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Inc.

Frank D. Strickland, MBA

Jana Thomas, MPA 
Sr. Vice President
Porter Novelli