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Dr. Deanna Wathington Elected to Serve on Executive Board of American Public Health Association


Deanna Wathington, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has been elected to serve as an executive board member of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The APHA is a professional organization for public health professionals in the United States that champions the health of all people and all communities. The organization seeks to improve the health of the public, achieve equity in health status and create the healthiest nation in one generation.

“I consider my election to the Executive Board to be a privilege and I believe it is a tremendous honor to stand with my colleagues in the field -scientists, practitioners, and advocates- to uphold the tenets of the APHA and work towards optimal health for every American,” said Dr. Wathington who serves as the dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Bethune-Cookman University.  The term of her appointment is four years.

APHA publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation's Health newspaper.

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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