Committee Leadership Details

Research & Publications Committee

Committee Description
ASHA’s mission is to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives. To accomplish this mission, the ASHA Board of Directors has adopted strategic goals to lead, educate and activate: Goal 1: Lead efforts to prioritize school-based approaches that promote lifelong health. Goal 2: Build a community to support the whole child. Goal 3: Activate champions of school health. ASHA’s organizational committees exist to plan, implement, and coordinate programmatic activities in support of this mission and goals. The purpose of the Research & Publications Committee is to solicit, curate, disseminate, and promote research in the field of school health. These activities help ASHA leadership better understand how to lead change efforts and provided the bases of how best to build communities to support school health, this work is directly connected to goals one and two.

Committee Leadership
Dr. Michael J. Mann, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boise State University
Boise, ID
United States

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Whitney
Assistant Professor
The University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
United States

Dr. Sheila Abebe

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Indianapolis, IN
United States

Dr. Ayodeji Matthew Adebayo


Dr. David A. Birch, PhD, FASHA, MCHES

Professor and Chair
Department of Health Science, University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
United States

Dr. Hannah Priest Catalano

Assistant Professor of Public Health Studies
University of North Carolina Wilimington
Wilmington, NC
United States

Shay M Daily, PhD

Research Associate
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
United States

Christine Marie Fisher, PhD, MPH, CHES

Assistant Professor
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg , PA
United States

Lisa Henry

Dr. Bonni C. Hodges, PhD

Professor and Chair
Health Department, SUNY Cortland
Cortland, NY
United States

Ms. Alicia Hoke

Senior Project Manager
Hershey, PA
United States

Ms. Nora L. Howley, BS,MA

Silver Spring, MD
United States

Dr. Matt Hutchins, PhD

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN
United States

Dr. Michael Long

Assistant Professor
Bethesda, MD
United States

Dr. Rahul Mehra

Executive Chairman, Indian Health Alliance
Canon CIty, CO
United States

Mr. Ty J. Oehrtman, MS, MCHES, FASHA

Health Education Consultant
Washington State Department of Health
Ontario, CA
United States

Dr. Larry K. Olsen, MPH, DrPH, MCHES, FASHA

Logan University
Las Cruces, NM
United States

Dr. Rosemary Catherine Reilly-Chammat

School Health Policy and Program Specialist
Rhode Island Department of Education
Cumberland, RI
United States

Ms. Rachel Sadlon

Assistant Director, Research and Evaluation
Washington, DC
United States

Leigh E Szucs, Phd, CHES

Health Scientist
Centers for Disease Control, Division of Adolescent & School Health
Atlanta, GA
United States