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Health Science Professor Kathleen Allison Inducted to Society for Public Health Education Board of Trustees

Lock Haven University congratulates Dr. Kathleen Allison on her recent election to the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 2017-2018 Board of Trustees. Allison was elected alongside nine other officers. Her term of office began Friday, March 31, 2017 during the All Member Business Meeting at SOPHE’s 68th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Kathleen Allison, PhD, MPH, MCHES, a professor at Lock Haven University in the Department of Health Science, will serve a two year term as the SOPHE 2018 Annual Meeting Trustee. The Annual Meeting Trustee is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the organization’s national annual meeting. The 2018 SOPHE meeting will be held in Columbus, Ohio. The SOPHE Board of Trustees is elected by the SOPHE membership and is the legal and fiduciary body responsible for the organization.

Dr. Allison has served on many SOPHE committees over the past decade, most notably serving on national Awards as chair, as well as previous annual meeting planning committees. Dr. Allison has been a faculty member at Lock Haven University since 2002 and teaches courses in public health and health education. Prior to her employment at Lock Haven University, she worked as a public health educator for the City of Dallas Health and Human Services, Director of Education for a federally qualified health center, and Grant Project Director at Penn State University. Her expertise areas include public health education, professional preparation, and health literacy. 

"Dr. Allison brings outstanding skills, vision, and partnerships to further enhance our SOPHE leadership team," says SOPHE President David A. Birch, PhD, MCHES. “SOPHE is well positioned to continue ensuring that health promotion is among the most cost-effective ways to meet our world’s complex and growing health issues." 

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is a 501 (c) (3) professional organization founded in 1950 to provide global leadership to the profession of health education and health promotion.  SOPHE contributes to the health of all people and the elimination of health disparities through advances in health education theory and research; excellence in professional preparation and practice; and advocacy for public policies conducive to health.  For more information, see www.sophe.org

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.lockhaven.edu, email admissions@lockhaven.edu, or call (570) 484.2011.

Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.                        

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