Morris Elected as APHA Governing Councilor for the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section

Healther-Morris-HeadshotHeather Morris, Ph.D., assistant research scientist in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, has been elected to serve as a Governing Councilor for the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section.

Public Health Education and Health Promotion, one of 31 sections within APHA, advocates for health education, disease prevention, and health promotion to individuals, groups, and communities, and sets, maintains, and exemplifies ethical principles and standards among practitioners of this sector of public health.

Morris, who is also a faculty member at the UF Institute for Child Health Policy, was selected for her two-year term via election by her peers.

“I am honored to have been selected to serve on this national committee, which supports a cause that I am deeply passionate about,” said Morris, who recently gave an oral presentation at APHA regarding collaborative goal-setting among patients with diabetes. “I hope to contribute my expertise in doctor-patient communication among patients with chronic illnesses to continue the public health movement within APHA and among the UF research community.”