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About Joseph Telfair

Joseph Telfair, DrPH, MSW, MPH, is a professor of public health practice and research and chair of the Department of Community Health and Health Policy and Management. Telfair is also the President-Elect for the American Public Health Association and Karl E. Peace Distinguished Professor of Public Health in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Telfair has nearly 35 years of experience as a clinician, community advocate, academic, evaluator, project director and researcher. He has been a public health faculty member, advocate and leader in three schools of public health for 25 years, working with diverse populations in community-based settings, primary care and public health.

Positions

2013 - Present Graduate Faculty, Georgia Southern University
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2013 - Present Professor and Chair, Georgia Southern University Public Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of
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Present Karl E. Peace Distinguished Chair of Public Health, Georgia Southern University
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Present Professor and Chair, Georgia Southern University Health Policy & Management, Department of
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Present Professor and Chair, Georgia Southern University Community Health, Department of
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2016 - 2017 Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University
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2014 - 2016 Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University
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Curriculum Vitae




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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present President, American Public Health Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to developing 'The Public Health Professional of the Future', University of Alabama Birmingham, School of Public Health (2000)
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Public Health Service, University of Alabama Birmingham, School of Public Health (2006)
  • Phillips Memorial Lecture Teaching Award, Meharry Medical College, Hemoglobiopathy Program (2009)

Courses

  • Community Research Practicum (HEA 755)
  • Community-Based Health Education Research(HEA 759)
  • Advanced Program Evaluation(HEA 765)
  • Independent Study (1 doctoral student) (HEA 695A)
  • Independent Study (HEA 695A)

Education

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1985 - 1992 Ph.D. in Public Health Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
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1985 - 1992 Ph.D. in Health Issues of Children, Families and People of Color, Johns Hopkins University
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1982 - 1983 M.S.W. in Children and Families, University of California, Berkeley
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1982 - 1983 M.P.H. in Behavioral Science, University of California, Berkeley
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1976 - 1980 B.A. in Behavioral Psychology, California State University, Northridge
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1974 - 1976 A.A. in Liberal Arts, Santa Monica College
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Contact Information

PO Box 8015
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-2412
Fax: (912) 478-5811

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Conference Proceeding (11)

Peer-Reviewed Journals (46)