An all membership organization
working to promote the health of Pennsylvania residents.

Our Priorities


Combating the Opioid Epidemic means giving people the tools to seek treatment and conquer substance misuse.


The clock is ticking. Together we can take serious action on climate.For ourselves and the health of future generation.


Everyone deserves to live in a safe environment free of violence. We need to put a stop to the bloodshed.

Upcoming Events

Public Health Authority Legislative Convening



Pennsylvania Public Health Matters: People, Strategies, and Policies to Advance Health Communities  



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January 4, 2022
by Becky Sullivan

What new FDA abortion pill guidelines mean for Philly and Pa.: More access, and maybe lower costs

January 3, 2022
by Beatrice Forman

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Affiliate Organizations

American Public Health Association

Maryland Public Health Association

Delaware Public Health Association

Delaware Academy of Medicine

Sociedad Cubana de Salud Pública

Mid-Atlantic Pulic Health Partnership

West Chester University Department of Health


Public Health Management Corporation

Temple University College of Public Health

Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health

Penn State College of Medicine

Society for Public Health Education

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network

National Nurse-Led Care Consortium


Our Board

Jessica Boyer, MPH, MSW, President & Treasurer

Associate Director for Assessment and Accreditation
Temple University College of Public Health

Maura Boughter-Dornfeld, MPH, President-Elect

Senior Research Coordinator
School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Steven Szydlowski, DHA, MBA, MHA, Conference/Events Committee Chair

Graduate Health Administration Program Director
University of Scranton

Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, MSc, FAHA

Associaite Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Drexel University

Linda Duchak, EdM, MCHES

Associate Director for Outreach and Service
Center for Public Health Practice

Amanpreet Kaur, CFCS, MLIS

Community Health & Engineering Librarian
University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Marina Gettas, DrPH, MSN, MPH, DEI Committee Chair

Registered Nurse
UPMC Magee Women's Hospital

Sarah Hexem Hubbard, JD

Executive Director
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Richard Cohen, PhD, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Director
Public Health Management Corporation

Our Staff

Kristine Gonnella, Policy Director


Sophia Poeta, Program Coordinator


The Pennsylvania Public Health Association is

a subsidiary of


the state affiliate of


Pennsylvania Public Health Association

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Philadelphia, PA