UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Honors and Awards

Katherine Reeves Elected Co-Chair of ASPPH Academic Affairs Section

Katherine Reeves, associate dean of graduate and professional studies in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been elected to serve a three-year term as co-chair of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Academic Affairs Section.

Katherine Reeves
Katherine Reeves

When her term commences in 2024, Reeves will join fellow co-chairs Kim Krytus, from the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, and Laura Liang, from the Rutgers University School of Public Health. Co-chair responsibilities include leading the academic affairs section, setting agendas for the annual meeting and retreats, hosting webinars and providing support for sharing of best practices across institutions.

“ASPPH, and specifically the academic affairs section, have been immensely helpful to me as an associate dean,” Reeves says. “When I was new to this position, I appreciated the perspectives and mentoring from the more seasoned members. Now that I am more established in my role, I am enthusiastic to give back by joining the leadership team for the section.”

Reeves, who is a professor of epidemiology, has served as the SPHHS associate dean of graduate and professional studies since 2020. In this role, she oversees all SPHHS graduate programs across the six departments within the school, including 21 on-campus programs and three online degree programs, in total serving nearly 600 graduate students. She served as a key member of the school’s accreditation team during the school’s most recent CEPH reaccreditation review in 2022, at which time the school’s accreditation was extended a full seven-year term.

ASPPH, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., connects and represents academic public health schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and advances academic public health to drive excellence and innovation in education, research and practice.

Read more about Reeves’ appointment on the SPHHS webpage.