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5th Annual Women in Leadership Panel

Sponsored by the Career Services Office and the Office of Alumni Relations, the 5th Annual Women in Leadership Panel will be an opportunity to hear from women in various leadership positions discuss their own career paths and offer their advice on beginning careers as the future leaders in public health. The purpose of this event is to deliver an innovative program that connects, informs, and inspires you to utilize your skills as a public health practitioner to become a leader in your field. In addition, it will expose aspiring women to female role models in the health professions, as well as foster the expansion of your network in the public health arena.

Wednesday April 3, 2013

Sheldon Hall (W1214)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Audio File & Program

Scheduled panelists include:


Marilyn Crumpton, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Division of School & Adolescent Health, Cincinnati Health Department & Director, Growing Well Cincinnati

Marilyn Elizabeth Crumpton, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician who serves as director for Growing Well Cincinnati, the school health collaborative working with community partners to increase health & wellness services as part of the Community Learning Centers for CPS.  She also serves as medical director for the Division of School & Adolescent Health at the Cincinnati Health Department, including medical consultant for Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS).  The division provides services at eight school based health centers and provides 26 public health nurses serving fulltime as school nurses for Cincinnati Public Schools. Prior to moving to Cincinnati, Dr. Crumpton served as  associate medical director at the Alabama Medicaid Agency, director of maternal and child health at the Anne Arundel County Department of Health in Annapolis, Maryland, and Houston County Health Officer in Dothan, Alabama with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Dr. Crumpton received her undergraduate degree at Birmingham Southern College, her medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine and a master of public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her internship and residency program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Crumpton is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is Past President of the Ohio School Based Health Care Association and the Alabama Public Health Association.



Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH

Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics & Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Ethics

Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH, is the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics and founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute.  Dr. Faden is the author and editor of many books and articles on biomedical ethics and health policy including Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health and Health Policy (with Madison Powers), A History and Theory of Informed Consent (with Tom L. Beauchamp), AIDS, Women and the Next Generation (Ruth Faden, Gail Geller and Madison Powers, eds.), and HIV, AIDS and Childbearing: Public Policy, Private Lives (Ruth Faden and Nancy Kass, eds.). Dr. Faden is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the Hastings Center and the American Psychological Association.  She has served on numerous national advisory committees and commissions, including President Clinton’s Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, which she chaired.  Dr. Faden is a co-founder of the Hinxton Group, a global community committed to advancing ethical and policy challenges in stem cell science, and the Second Wave project, an effort to ensure that the health interests of pregnant women are fairly represented in biomedical research and drug and device policies. In 2011, Dr. Faden was the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR). Dr. Faden’s current research focuses on justice theory and on national and global challenges in learning health care systems, health systems design and priority setting, and access to the benefits of global investments in biomedical research.  Dr. Faden also works on ethical challenges in biomedical science and in women’s health.



Sherry Mills, MD, MPH

Director, Office of Extramural Programs, Office of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Mills received her undergraduate degree in human biology from Brown University.  She matriculated at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine and completed a Preventive Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she also received a Masters degree in Public Health in epidemiology. She completed post graduate training as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  As an EIS Officer, she was posted at the Office on Smoking and Health and thus began her career as a medical epidemiologist in chronic disease prevention.  In 1991, she joined the National Cancer Institute in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (later the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences) where she held several extramural program leadership roles.  In 2000, Dr. Mills left federal service and joined Abt Associates, a Cambridge-based consulting firm, where she was the Managing Vice President for Public Health Applications and Research.  In 2005, Dr. Mills rejoined the National Institutes of Health in the Office of Extramural Research (OER).  Initially as the senior advisor to the Deputy Director of OER and in 2009 she was named the Director of the Office of Extramural Programs (OEP) in OER.  Dr. Mills has been recognized with many awards both within government and the private sector for her outstanding contributions to public health interventions, public health policy, mentorship and outreach.  She has received 8 NIH Director’s awards, 10 PHS Special Achievement Awards.  She recently has been selected as a mentor for the Brookings institute- Washington University in St. Louis partnership, Women’s Strategies in Leadership



Linda Nebeling, PhD, MPH, RD

Chief, Health Behaviors Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Linda Nebeling, Ph.D., MPH, RD, FADA is the Chief of the Health Behaviors Research Branch, in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Lead Scientific Program Director for the Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Centers initiatives (2005 – 2010; 2011 – 2016).  Previously, she served as the Acting Associate Director of the BRP, DCCPS, and a Public Health Nutritionist in NCI’s National 5 A Day for Better Health Program.  Dr. Nebeling has completed a post-doctoral fellowship with NCI’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. She received her Ph.D. in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a B.S in Nutrition from Michigan State University, and a M.S in Human Nutrition from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She is a graduate of the Dietetic Internship Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.  Past experience includes serving as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University, OH, and as a Clinical Dietitian at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY.   In 2001, she was awarded the status of Fellow by the American Dietetic Association (FADA) now called the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Her research has focused on the relationship between dietary behaviors in different population groups, especially for fruit and vegetable consumption, and the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.  She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, co-edited a textbook, and is a reviewer for many professional journals. She has received 7 separate NCI Merit Awards for exemplary contributions in the field of nutrition and health promotion.  In 2011, she received the NIH Directors award for her efforts with the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), the NIH Merit Award for her leadership on TREC, and the NCI Outstanding Mentor Award to acknowledge exemplary mentoring and guidance of trainees in cancer research.   



Dipti Shah, MPH

Chief, Office of Immigrant Health, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Dipti Shah is the Chief of the Office of Immigrant Health and State Refugee Health Coordinator at the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH) in Baltimore, MD.  In this role, Ms. Shah is responsible for overseeing the state's refugee and migrant health programs, including the management of all refugee health funding and data, development of screening guidelines, ensuring the provision of health services to newly arrived refugees and asylees, and building partnerships and facilitating collaborations with other refugee service providers. She also serves as the Course Co-Director and Founder of the Public Health Applications for Student Experience (PHASE) Internship Program, which is currently in its 10th year. Prior to her work at DHMH, Ms. Shah served as the Senior Project Manager at a non-profit organization in Washington, DC working in tuberculosis policy and advocacy.  She also worked in Guatemala developing culturally-relevant public health education campaigns related to hygiene and vector control. Ms. Shah earned her graduate degree in infectious disease epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she also holds a faculty appointment, and her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Wisconsin.  She currently serves on several national workgroups including the National Security Staff Refugee Resettlement Stakeholder Group and the Office of Refugee Resettlement Affordable Care Act Workgroup. She has been a member of the National Association of Refugee Health Coordinators (ARHC) Executive Board since 2009, was the Vice-Chair in 2010 and 2011, and the Chair in 2012.



Liza Solomon, DrPH, MHS

Principal Associate, Abt Associates

Dr. Solomon has over twenty years of extensive experience in policy research, development and assessment, and program design and execution. Her experience includes developing and implementing innovative healthcare programs of demonstrated effectiveness. Dr. Solomon served for nine years in a senior policy and management position in state government as Director of the AIDS Administration for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and seven years conducting epidemiological studies as a member of the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Solomon has supervised large professional staffs and managed multimillion dollar budgets.  In her work at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Solomon conducted research on the natural history of HIV/AIDS. At Abt, Dr. Solomon currently directs several HIV projects, these include a CDC funded study designed to identify undiagnosed HIV positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and link them to care; a SAMHSA funded study designed to evaluate integrated systems of care for behavioral health, substance abuse and HIV care in the 11 cities most heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS; and studies assessing linkage to care for HIV positive individuals released from jail and prison.



Amy Ong Tsui, PhD, MA

Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Dr. Tsui is a Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and serves as Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute since 2002. Before joining Johns Hopkins in January 2002, Amy Tsui was Director of the Carolina Population Center and Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She was Director of The EVALUATION Project (1991-1996) and MEASURE Evaluation (1997-1999), both global USAID-funded projects intended to build capacity in and advance monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methods in developing countries.  As director of the GI, she lead the organization of the 2009 Kampala and 2011 Dakar International Family Planning Conferences and currently is liaising with the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Africa Union Commission, and other international partners, on an evidence-based initiative to increase investments in maternal and child health in order for the African continent to realize the Demographic Dividend.  Tsui maintains an active research agenda, overseeing the partners' Family Health and Wealth Study and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Professor Tsui is a Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.