About the Committee
This committee is responsible for identifying, investigating, and implementing communications vehicles to meet evolving member needs and promoting a better understanding of the profession of epidemiology to other health professions and the public.
The Communications Committee consists of five Fellows or Members, and at least one of these is a member of the Board of Directors. Fellows and Members of the committee are appointed by the President for three-year terms. Representation on the committee includes individuals from academia, industry, and federal and state government to ensure the fullest representation of practicing epidemiologists. The committee also serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and Members/Fellows to ensure a timely and mutual exchange of information on matters pertaining to the practice of epidemiology.
The purpose of the newsletter is to 1) disseminate ACE information of the workings of the college; 2) highlight professional achievements of members; 3) identify epidemiological and public health issues of note; and 4) provide a calendar of ACE events.
- Emily Vogtmann, Chair (2019)
- Lynette S. Phillips, Vice-Chair (2019)
- Eduardo Vivas, Admissions Committee Liaison (2016)
- Gregory Bond (2019)
- Siu Kei (Jacky) Chow (2017)
- Edward Trapido (2018)
- Samuel Huntley (2018)
- Gregory Fant, Online Newsletter Editor (2019)
- Jan Eberth (ex-officio)
- Alireza Yazdi, Policy Committee Liaison & BOD Liaison
Update and maintain the ACE website
Assist ACE committees with updating content for their committee page
Assist with Newsletter creation (browse previous newsletters here)
Maintain ACE Facebook page, Twitter page, and LinkedIN page
Publish a quarterly ACE member highlight on the ACE website
Collaborate with other organizations to publicize epidemiology events and news
Improve the ACE website with new functionality
Update ACE recruitment materials and Annual Meeting A/V capabilities
Develop a consultant database for organizations like MedPage Today
Develop an archival process for documenting the history of ACE and epidemiology in general, through the Council on the History of Epidemiology lead by Drs. David Lilienfeld and Victor Schoenbach.
Newsletter “production” schedule
- March (January; February)
- June (April; May)
- September (July; August)
- December (October; November)
We are looking for pertinent material to include in the newsletter. Please send potential content (between 300 to 500 words) to XXX. Be sure to include contact information for the submitter and an indication for which edition of the newsletter the material is intended.
Communications Committee Materials
The email and website policy of American College of Epidemiology was adopted in September 2002, and most recently updated in April 2014. To view these policies, please click here.