Associate Dean Named to Mental Health Council

Joseph Telfair, DrPH

Joseph Telfair, DrPH, has been appointed to the National Mental Health Advisory Committee (NAMHC). He is the associate dean of public health practice and research in Georgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health.

Telfair’s advisory role pertains to public health research and practice, community-based research, and issues of health inequities and translational research — all areas in which his national and global expertise has been recognized.

The NAMHC advises the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the directors of the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Mental Health on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training and other programs of the institutes.

His appointment will run through September 2023.