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Georgia Southern faculty member elected to serve on American Public Health Association executive board

Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health’s (JPHCOPH) Nandi Marshall, DrPH, has been elected to serve a four-year term on the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) executive board. 

Marshall, associate professor and interim associate dean for academic affairs, has been a member of APHA for 15 years, first as a student and then as a public health professional and professor. 

“It has been a career goal to be elected to the executive board of the American Public Health Association,” said Marshall. “To be in this space now, I am honored to continue my service to APHA as we work to fulfill the association’s mission to ‘improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status.’”

In addition to her APHA position, Marshall balances an active teaching and research program with her administrative roles at the University. 

“Dr. Marshall is a rising star not only in the college and at Georgia Southern University, but on the world stage of public health,” said JPHCOPH Dean Stuart Tedders. “Through this appointment she will impact the health of people on a national and global scale. JPHCOPH has an excellent history of leadership at APHA, and we are so proud that Dr. Marshall will bring further recognition to the college and the state of Georgia.”

As the nation’s leading public health organization, APHA works to advance the health of all people and all communities. APHA is at the forefront of efforts to advance prevention, reduce health disparities and promote wellness. 

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 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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