Daniel J. Tisch, director of the Master of Public Health program and associate professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, was recently nominated to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for APTR: Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Tisch also is a member of the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University.
The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is a nonprofit organization that works to advance the education of health professionals in the areas of disease prevention and health promotion. The APTR aims to improve the health of individuals and communities by promoting excellence in prevention and public health education, training and research. Members of the APTR Board of Directors represent academic preventive medicine and public health throughout the United States. The APTR Board of Directors provides guidance for member activities and services of APTR and exists to ensure the implementation of the APTR mission.
Tisch has two decades of experience as an epidemiologist and biostatistician in studies of disease diagnostics, monitoring and transmission in America, the South Pacific, and Africa. His expertise intersects public health research and public health practice. His research has focused on disease elimination and health improvement in underserved and vulnerable populations.
Tisch leads a research-intensive MPH program at the School of Medicine, with 100 students, five concentrations, and 11 dual degrees. Recently, the program was selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration to expand professional public health workforce development in our region.
Tisch also is active in the development of educational programming and training in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, and databases locally and around the world.