School of Public Health
APHA President visits the School of Public Health

Mel Shipp, OD, DrPH, MPH, President of the American Public Health Association, visited the School of Public Health in May 2012.  In meeting with faculty, students, and SPH Advisory board members, Dr. Shipp shared his views on national and global public health concerns.

In addition to serving as APHA President, Dr. Shipp was also the founding chair of APHA's Education Committee and has held several positions as a member of APHA's Vision Care Section.

A nationally known expert in the field of vision care, he has served as an advisor to a number of federal health agencies, such as the National Eye Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Shipp is currently dean of the Ohio State University College of Optometry.

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