Dr. Kathryn R. Martin, Associate Campus Dean of the Southeast Campus of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, has been elected President of the Georgia Public Health Association.
Martin, who also is serving as MCG’s Interim Associate Dean for Regional Campus Coordination, will serve a one-year term as head of the 1,400 member organization promoting public health in the state.
She served as Administrator of the Chatham County Health Department and District Program Manager for Georgia’s Coastal Health District before joining the MCG faculty in 2008. She also served as Public Health Mission Coordinator for the 30th G8 Summit in Sea Island, Ga., and manager of the Master of Public Health Program at Mercer University School of Medicine.
She is a founding Board member of Healthy Savannah, established in 2007 by former Mayor Otis Johnson to make Savannah a healthier place in 2012 by enabling citizens to become more physically active and eat healthier. Martin also currently chairs the Chatham County Board of Health, is a board member of the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation, which supports impoverished children in Savannah, and Vice President of the medication assistance program, MedBank Foundation. She is an Executive Board Member of United Way of the Coastal Empire.