Public Health Advisory Council

The Public Health Advisory Council is a volunteer organization through which distinguished health experts provide advice and support to strengthen Agnes Scott College’s public health department. Members act as ambassadors to the college and its public health department by advocating the importance of educating Agnes Scott College students to become aware of public health issues and to learn methods for improving public health. They advise the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college and the public health faculty on the academic knowledge and skills that are in demand in the public health workplace; contacts and networks of interest to public health faculty, staff, and students; experiential learning opportunities; and fundraising strategies and opportunities for the public health department.


Pamela Bevier ’61, Chair, Epidemiologist, AIDS Research Unit, New York City Health Department (retired),
     Research Epidemiologist, STD/HIV Project, University of Texas at San Antonio Health Center (retired)

Bob Cook-Deegan, Institute of Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University

James W. Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Martha Katz, Health Policy Consultant, Chair of the Board of Georgia Health Foundation

Denise Koo, Director, Scientific Education and Professional Development Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Phyllis Kozarsky, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, and
     Medical Co-Director, International Traveler's Health and Geographic Medicine Section, Emory TravelWell Clinic

Linda Kay McGowan ’65, Vice President for Programs (retired), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation

Hillary Parton ’05, Division of Epidemiology, New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Mark Rosenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Taskforce for Global Health

Sally Thigpen ’99, Health Scientist, Research, Synthesis, and Applications Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kerry Pannell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of College, ex officio

Robiaun Charles, Vice President for College Advancement, ex officio

Douglas Falen, Associate Professor of Anthropology, ex officio

Rachel Hall-Clifford, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Public Health, ex officio

Amy Patterson, Assistant Professor of Public Health, ex officio