Georgia Southern associate dean named to National Advisory Mental Health Council

Georgia Southern associate dean named to National Advisory Mental Health Council 
Georgia Southern associate dean named to National Advisory Mental Health Council

January 24, 20202 min read
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Joseph Telfair, DrPH, associate dean of public health practice and research in Georgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, has been appointed to the National Mental Health Advisory Committee (NAMHC).


The NAMHC advises U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and the directors of the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Mental Health on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training and other programs of the institutes.


“I am greatly honored to have been given this opportunity to serve our profession and represent our college and University on this important national advisory committee,” said Telfair. “The prospect to contribute to decisions over the next several years that will make a difference for multidisciplinary researchers is very much appreciated.”


Telfair’s advisory role will pertain to public health research and practice, community-based research, and issues of health inequities and translational research — all areas in which his national and global expertise has been recognized. His appointment runs through September 2023.



Mental health is one of the leading issues impacting families, workplaces and almost all aspects of society and American life. If you are a journalist looking to learn more about mental health and the research taking place across the country – then let Georgia Southern University help.

 

Joseph Telfair, associate dean of public health practice and research in Georgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, is available to speak with media regarding this important topic – simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.


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