The American Public Health Association has tapped a University of South Florida administrator for its leadership.
Dr. Adewale Troutman, professor and executive director of Public Health Leadership and Practice at USF's College of Public Health, was installed as president of the APHA last week in San Francisco.
Troutman's medical career has included work in clinical emergency medicine, hospital administration and public health. Between 2003 and 2010, he served as the head of the Metro Louisville (Kentucky) Department of Health and Wellness.
At USF, he oversees a program that blends academia, research and public health practice. It includes centers addressing disaster response, leadership and ongoing public health training.
Troutman will serve a one-year term for the association, founded in 1872. Its membership includes 53 affiliates, including at least one in every state.