C. Marjorie Aelion, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), has been elected to the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) board of directors and to serve as secretary/treasurer for a two-year term.
Secretary/treasurer is one of two elected positions within the ASPH, the other being chair. Aelion also was selected to be a member of the Board Governance Committee that includes the deans from Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of California, Berkeley; University of North Carolina, University of Michigan, and University of Oklahoma. In addition to serving as secretary/treasurer for the ASPH, Aelion is a member of ASPH committees on diversity, global health, and education.
The ASPH is the only organization representing the Council on Education for Public Health-accredited schools and programs seeking accreditation as schools of public health. ASPH promotes the efforts of schools of public health to improve the health of every person through education, research and policy, working to develop solutions to the most pressing health concerns and providing access to the ongoing initiatives of the schools of public health. ASPH recently changed its bylaws to eliminate the geographic limitation of membership to North America. This has opened the doors to CEPH-accreditation to schools of public health from all countries.
Aelion joined SPHHS as dean in January 2009.