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Sad goodbye to ASPPH's Spencer

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Harrison C. Spencer, president and CEO of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) died August 10. He assumed the newly created position of president/CEO of the Association of Schools of Public Health in 2000. He led the organization’s transformation as the ASPPH in 2013.

Spencer worked tirelessly on behalf of academic public health. He traveled thousands of miles annually, was responsive to deans, program directors, and partners who asked him to lend his expertise, provide keynote addresses, serve on panels and review boards, and inspire the next generation of public health scholars and practitioners.

Prior to joining ASPPH, Spencer led two schools of public health as dean—the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He also held leadership roles at University of Nairobi, the World Health Organization, and the CDC, where he was chief of the parasitic diseases branch.

See the ASPPH tribute to Spencer at emry.link/harrisonspencer.

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