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Core Competencies Workgroup
​​​​The Core Competencies Workgroup (Workgroup) supports activities of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) related to the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). Composed of public health professionals from both academia and practice who are committed to building and sustaining a strong public health workforce, the Workgroup was instrumental in developing and refining the Core Competencies, a consensus set of skills for the broad practice of public health. The Workgroup is charged with periodically reviewing and revising the Core Competencies to ensure these competencies continue to reflect the skills needed to provide the 10 Essential Public Health Services and creating resources to facilitate use of the Core Competencies.
 
Members of the Workgroup work in a variety of public health practice and academic organizations dedicated to promoting a competent public health workforce. For more information or to join the Workgroup, please contact Kathleen Amos at kamos@phf.org.


Core Competencies Workgroup Members

 
Co-Chairs:
  • Amy Lee, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Janet Place, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
Members:
  • Angela Aidala, Region 2 Public Health Training Center, Columbia University
  • Liz Amos, National Library of Medicine
  • ​Sandra Anyanwu-nzeribe
  • Sophia Anyatonwu, Texas Department of State Health Services, Region 7
  • Mayela Arana, Region 2 Public Health Training Center, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (NY)​
  • Brittany Argotsinger, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Sonja Armbruster, College of Health Professions, Wichita State University
  • Jessica Arrazola, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Bobbie Bagley, Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services (NH)
  • Cynthia Baker, Prince George's County Health Department (MD)
  • Tanya Baker, Navajo County Public Health (AZ)
  • Caroline Bartha, Florida Department of Health in Broward County
  • Noel Bazini-Barakat, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (CA)
  • ​James Bechtel, Johnson County Public Health (IA)
  • Dawn Beck, Olmsted County Public Health Services (MN)
  • Roxanne Beharie, Ashford University
  • Michael S. ​Bisesi, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University
  • Dawn Bleyenburg, University at Albany, School of Public Health
  • Jeanne Bowman, Champaign Health District (OH)
  • Terry Brandenburg, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Keree Brannen, Austin Public Health (TX)​
  • Kathleen Brown, Department of Public Health, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Tom Burke, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • Miriam Butler, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Belinda Caballero, David Jurkovich MD PLLC; BC Billing LLC (FL)
  • Carmen Carrillo, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (CA)
  • Glamarier Carter, Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County
  • Michelle Carvalho, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Candy Cates, Oregon Health Authority
  • Marita Chilton, Public Health Accreditation Board
  • Michelle Chino, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Joan Cioffi
  • Raeven Clockston
  • Liza Corso, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Michelle Cravetz, School of Public Health, University at Albany
  • Connie Currier, Michigan State University
  • Anjali Deshpande, College of Public Health, University of Iowa
  • Diane Downing
  • Mark Edgar, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin
  • Dena Fife
  • Colleen Fitzgibbons, The Ohio State University
  • Julia Flannery, Pima County Health Department (AZ)
  • Linda Rose Frank, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jen Freiheit, Bay View Advanced Management, LLC 
  • Vanessa Gailor, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kristine Gebbie
  • Justin Gerding, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Janice Gloster
  • Brandon Grimm, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • John Gwinn, University of Akron
  • Cassandra Harris, MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX)
  • Jeffrey Hatala, Texas A&M University School of Public Health
  • Viviana Horigian, University of Miami
  • Jami Hrenchir, Clay County Public Health Center (MO)
  • Renee Huth
  • Ans Irfan
  • Emmanuel Jadhav, Ferris State University
  • Larry Jones
  • Sonia Jones, West Coast University​
  • ​Jo-Ann Julien, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency (CA)
  • Bryant T. Karras, Washington State Department of Health
  • Laura Rasar King, Council on Education for Public Health
  • David Knapp, Kentucky Department for Public Health
  • Kathy Koblick, Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (CA)
  • Cheryl Kovar, East Carolina University College of Nursing (NC)
  • Kirk Koyama, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Cynthia Lamberth
  • Angela Landeen, University of South Dakota
  • Lisa Lang, National Library of Medicine
  • Caitlin Langhorne, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Jessie Legros, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Linda Lewis, Butte County Public Health Department (CA)
  • Karina Lifschitz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Ruth Little, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
  • Susan Little, North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • Kathleen MacVarish, School of Public Health, Boston University, New England Public Health Training Center
  • Rachel Mahas, Wayne State University (MI)
  • Bryn Manzella, Jefferson County Department of Health (AL)
  • J'Vonnah Maryman, Tarrant County Public Health (TX)
  • Eyob Mazengia, Public Health – Seattle & King County (WA)
  • Mia McCray, East Orange Fire Prevention (NJ)
  • Doha Medani, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Tracy Swift Merrick, Agora Cyber Charter School
  • Nadine Mescia, University of Tampa
  • Casey Monroe, Allegheny County Health Department (PA)
  • Theresa Murphy, Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Sophie Naji, University of Illinois at Chicago, Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative
  • Ifeoma Ozodiegwu
  • Maura Proser, Tri-County Health Department (CO)
  • Christina Ramsey, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Beth Ransopher, Columbus Public Health (OH)
  • Penney Reese, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Beth Resnick, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • Mitchel Rosen, Rutgers School of Public Health
  • Elizabeth Rumbel, Denver Public Health (CO)
  • Julia Salomón, Winnebago County Public Health (WI)
  • Jessica Scott, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Y. Silvia Shin, County of Los Angeles Department of Health (CA)
  • Josette Shipley, Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency (CA)
  • Mark Siemon, Idaho Public Health
  • Meher Singh, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (CA)​
  • Elizabeth Skillen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Lillian Upton Smith, Boise State University
  • Laverne Snow
  • Chris Stan, Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Douglas Taren, The University of Arizona
  • J.T. Theofilos, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Michelle Tissue, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Sarah Tomlinson, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jennifer Schroeder Tyson, Appalachian State University; Alleghany, Ashe, and Watauga County Health Department (NC)​
  • Kristen Varol, Council on Education for Public Health
  • Lora Wade
  • Emily Waldron, The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • Andrew Wapner, College of Public Health, Ohio State University
  • Jackie Werth, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency (CA)
  • Laura Zeigen, Oregon Health & Science University​​
 

"The competencies represent a universal tool that allows all of us to comprehensively assess and improve the skills of individual public health workers.”

 

– Jeff Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health

 

Core Competencies Workgroup