APHA Health Administration Section Launches a New Series on JPHMP Direct

by Brenda Stevenson Marshall, PhD, MPH, MAE


In 2015, the APHA Health Administration Section partnered with the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice to develop the annual Research to Practice Award to encourage the translation of research findings to inform decision making and action by public health practice and policy stakeholders, development of new and/or effective dissemination strategies for research, or demonstrate achievement of work being utilized beyond peer-reviewed manuscripts.

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To build upon that history of partnership, the APHA Health Administration Section has accepted an invitation from JPHMP to develop a new blog series for JPHMP Direct. The APHA Health Administration Section Public Health Practice to Management series is an opportunity to emphasize in an easily accessed venue, research as integral to successful public health leadership and practice. Our shared goal is to focus on current and relevant issues, concepts,  and events that emphasize health administration from all disciplinary perspectives as both art and science. Through reference to past scholarship, new discoveries, and conceptual modeling, posts in this series will link the past to the present through suggestions of new and innovative approaches for public health administrators in their multifaceted roles. We view this JPHMP Direct series as an opportunity to create a forum where public health administrators engage in informed discussions of current issues and best practices that embody the HAS theme of “Progress through Leadership.”

Look for These and Other Upcoming Topics:

  • Public Health Disparities Revealed Amidst COVID-19
  • Racism as a Public Health Issue and How Public Health Leaders Are Responding
  • Interface Between Academia and Public Health
  • Role of Health Economics in Public Health Practice
  • Public Health Directors on Issues of Greatest Concern to Public Health
  • The Mosaic Model as a Viable Alternative to Traditional Mentoring Approaches

Contributions and suggestions for posts compatible with the series theme are welcomed.


Dr. Brenda Stevenson Marshall

Dr. Brenda Stevenson Marshall holds an MPH in policy planning and regulation (UC Berkeley), a MAE in applied economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a PHD in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan, SPH, Ann Arbor, MI). She is a health policy analyst, health economist and health strategist with employment and research experience in public and private health systems. She is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of her work within the Health Administration Section. APHA acknowledged her mentoring and senior leadership role within the organization nationally in 2020 with the Lyndon Haviland Mentoring Award.   

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