Margaret A. (Maggie) Potter, JD, MS

Margaret A. Potter, JD, MS

Margaret A. (Maggie) Potter, JD, MS, is Professor Emerita of Health Policy and Management of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She served there as Director of the Center for Public Health Practice and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice. She led the school’s Public Health Training Center as well as numerous research and demonstration programs in emergency preparedness, public health systems, and workforce development. The school’s student organization recognized her with its Outstanding Teacher Award. She has provided consultation and service to state and national organizations. As chair of an Advisory Committee to the Pennsylvania Senate, she led an effort to review, update, and codify the commonwealth’s public health laws. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Health Foundation, she served as chair for two years and was recognized for her contributions with the Theodore R. Ervin Award for Outstanding Service. She served as a consultant and advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to the U.S. Health Services and Resources Administration for their many programs of workforce development, graduate education, public health infrastructure, and public health preparedness. As a representative to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, she led the development of the monograph series titled Demonstrating Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice and received that organization’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice. She currently divides her time between homes in the Pittsburgh area and Summit County, Colorado.