TU professor brings expertise to American Public Health Association
Susan Radius elected chair of national organization's executive board
TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 6, 2011)—Towson University health science professor Susan Radius was elected chair of the executive board at the American Public Health Association (APHA) during its 138th Annual Meeting and Exposition last month.
Radius is director of the Master’s in Health Science program at Towson University, where she has been a professor for nearly 30 years. Her research focuses on adolescent health and behavior, contraceptive risk-taking and public health advocacy.
"I am humbled by the opportunity to serve APHA in this newly-elected capacity. The opportunity to work with and for those who devote so much to the nation's health is an honor, a responsibility and a challenge that I take most seriously," says Radius.
APHA's Executive Board is a 24-member body that meets regularly throughout the year to conduct APHA business. It supports APHA’s work to emphasize prevention, promote the scientific and professional foundation of public health practice and policy, advocate for conditions for a healthy global society, and enhance the ability of members to promote and protect environmental and community health.
Radius will serve on the executive board until her term ends November 2011.