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Georgia Southern professor appointed to U.S. Breastfeeding Committee

Nandi A. Marshall, DrPH, assistant professor in the Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH), has been selected to serve on the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC).

Specifically, Marshall will sit on the CRASH Committee, formed by the USBC board of directors in 2013 to enhance USBC governance, membership, personnel and coalitions’ ability to build structures, systems, and a culture of inclusiveness, and mutual support for all peoples in regards to breastfeeding. “CRASH” is a mnemonic for the following essential components of culturally competent health care: consider Culture, show Respect, Assess/Affirm differences, show Sensitivity and Self-awareness, and do it all with Humility.

“I am honored to have been appointed to the CRASH committee for the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee,” said Marshall. “I am looking forward to continuing the national dialogue around not only normalizing breastfeeding, but also addressing diversity, equity and inclusion, which are all cornerstones of the CRASH committee.”

The USBC is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 50 organizations that support its mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the country. Marshall will serve two three-year terms.

Marshall will also begin new roles as the American Public Health Association Science Board Chair and Joint Policy Committee Co-Chair, and the education and training co-lead for the Georgia Society for Public Health Education.

Marshall is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Community Health on Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus.

The mission of JPHCOPH is to improve health, eliminate health disparities and health inequities of rural communities and underserved populations globally through excellence in teaching, public health workforce development, research, scholarship, professional service and community engagement.

 Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit



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