Dr. Christian Williams, director of the Public Health Program at Belmont University, has been chosen as president-elect for the Tennessee Public Health Association (TPHA), one of the nation’s largest affiliates of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Dr. Williams will step into the role of president in 2021-2022. She has been an active member of TPHA since 2009 where she has served on various committees and held several leadership positions. Most recently, she was the 2018-2019 co-chair and 2019-2020 chair of the Program Committee.
Two BSPH juniors, Jaylen Palmer and Lillian Adamson, were also appointed to leadership positions by their peers. Palmer will resume her role as chair of the Student Section and Adamson will continue as the Middle Tennessee representative for the Student Section.
TPHA is the state’s official professional organization for those engaged or interested in public health and is endorsed by the administration of the Tennessee Department of Health. Through TPHA, professionals and students who represent diverse service areas have opportunities to meet and share ideas in an effort to maintain high standards of quality in all aspects of public health.