Massachusetts Medical Society: Committee on Public Health

Committee on Public Health

This committee recommends and leads a public health agenda for the Society to achieve the greatest positive impact on the health and well-being of the public and to reflect the resources, mission and strategic direction of the Society. This committee meets 6 times per year from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Participation by teleconference is an option. 

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Committee Members
John W. Burress, Charles River, Chair
James B. Broadhurst, Worcester, Vice Chair
Nicolas Argy, Norfolk
Clifford J. Bierman, Middlesex West
Adepeju G. Champion, Essex
David M. Crandell, Suffolk
Alfred DeMaria, Jr., Middlesex
Louis Fazen, Worcester
Michael P. Hirsh, Worcester
Michael A. Lew, Charles River
Barbara J. Moore, Norfolk South
Bisola Ojikutu, Suffolk
Steven A. Ringer, Charles River

Chair or designee from each of the public health related special committees:
Committee on Diversity in Medicine - Simone S. Wildes, Norfolk South
Committee on Environmental & Occupational Health - Alan C. Rodgers, Essex South
Committee on Geriatric Medicine - Janet L. Jankowiak, Norfolk
Committee on Global Health - Julia A. Benedetti, Middlesex
Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Matters - Vincent C. Smith, Norfolk
Committee on Maternal and Perinatal Welfare - Lisa G. Matthews, Norfolk
Committee on Men's Health - Theodore E. Macnow, Norfolk
Committee on Nutrition and Physical Activity - Fatima Cody Stanford, Suffolk
Committee on Oral Health - Annika Bannon, Worcester
Committee on Preparedness - John J. Looney, Norfolk
Committee on Student Health and Sports Medicine - Nolan Condron, Worcester
Committee on Violence Intervention and Prevention - Ylisabyth S. Bradshaw, Essex North

Resident and Fellow: 
Member: Tedi Begaj, Essex South

Medical Students:   
Member: Blair Robinson, Worcester
Alternate: Julie Hugunin, Worcester

Alliance Liaisons:                                    
Member:  Paula J. Madison
Alternate: Sophia Bogdasarian

Catherine M. Brown, DVM
Michele David, Norfolk, Advisor
Barbara Herbert, Middlesex
Jenifer Leaf Jaeger, Plymouth
Mario E. Motta, Essex South
David P. Norton, Hampshire
James J. O'Connell, Suffolk
Gregory R. Schwartz, Suffolk
Alan C. Woodward, Middlesex Central

MMS Staff Liaison:  
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