Florida Public Health Institute Names Roderick King, M.D., M.P.H. Deputy Director: King Supports Institute's Mission to Advance Knowledge and Practice of Public Health
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Florida Public Health Institute Names Roderick King, M.D., M.P.H. Deputy Director: King Supports Institute's Mission to Advance Knowledge and Practice of Public Health

Cape Coast : Ghana | May 18, 2012 at 12:55 AM PDT
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I am honored to accept this position and look forward to supporting the Florida Public Health Institute on many levels in my new role as Deputy Director. Dr. King’s extensive medical and health academic training include a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University; M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, where he earned the Honors in Research Award as an NIH Young Investigator; M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health; Council for Excellence in Government and University of North Carolina School of Public Health’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

“I am honored to accept this position and look forward to supporting the Florida Public Health Institute on many levels in my new role as Deputy Director. We are at a critical juncture in the health of our citizenry, and I’m committed to advancing the health of Floridians in whatever ways I can.” said Dr. King.

Dr. Roderick K. New England Regional Division and as a Commander in the US Public Health Service, U.S...Program to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, and problem-solving with a focus on improving the quality of life for communities in the region. His Fulbright project focused on “Leadership Innovation for Collective Impact to Address the Chronic Disease Epidemic in the Caribbean.” He currently serves on the US Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Minority Health. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. King was selected as one of two Inaugural Fellows for the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. At the IOM, he served as a Committee Member for the IOM Roundtable on Eliminating Health Disparities, as a Member of the IOM Board on Global Health (BGH), and as a Committee Member for the (BGH) study, “The US Commitment to Global Health.”

His academic work and key consulting roles focus on leadership and organizational development in community based organizations; public health, health workforce planning; diversity and cultural competence; and evaluation and impact assessment for programs that address health disparities...Kellogg Foundation, the Connecticut Health Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Pan American Health Organization, and Tuskegee University. Dr. King’s work leverages leadership development to impact health disparities and the social determinants of health on the health and well-being of children and families, both domestically and internationally.

Dr. King began his career after completing a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. In 1995, he received the Teachers for Africa Award and served as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa providing public health instruction to those providing care to populations in rural areas. In 1997, Dr. King was selected for the Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy Program. He continued his health policy work with the Senior Health Policy Internship at the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S...Its mission is to “…advance the knowledge and practice of public health to promote, protect and improve the health of all."    
For more information about the Florida Public Health Institute, visit http://www.flphi.org.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/5/prweb9516043.htm

 
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