Massachusetts Medical Society: Committee on Public Health

Committee on Public Health

May 17, 2017

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. 

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

Chair or designee from each of the public health related special committees:
Committee on Diversity in Medicine : Simone S. Wildes, MD, Norfolk South
Committee on Environmental & Occupational Health : Heather J. Alker, Middlesex
Committee on Geriatric Medicine : Janet Jankowiak, MD, Norfolk
Committee on Global Health : Julia A. Benedetti, Middlesex
Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Matters : Vincent C. Smith, MD, Norfolk
Committee on Maternal and Perinatal Welfare
Committee on Men's Health
Committee on Nutrition and Physical Activity : W. Scott Butsch, Suffolk
Committee on Oral Health : Hugh J. Silk, Worcester
Committee on Preparedness : John J. Looney, Norfolk
Committee on Student Health and Sports Medicine : Eziamaka C. Okafor, Suffolk
Committee on Violence Intervention and Prevention : Ylisabyth Bradshaw, DO, MS, Essex North

Resident and Fellow: 
Member: Keena Que, Norfolk

Medical Students:   
Member: Anand Habib, Middlesex
Alternate: Sheena Desai, Suffolk

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

Catherine M. Brown, DVM
Alfred DeMaria, Jr., Middlesex
Barbara Herbert, Middlesex
Mario E. Motta, Essex South
David P. Norton, Hampshire
James J. O'Connell, Suffolk
Gregory R. Schwartz, Suffolk
Alan C. Woodward

MMS Staff Liaison:  
Susan Webb (

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