We are pleased to announce that SCU faculty members, Dr. Anupama Kizhakkeveettil and Dr. James Whedon have received American Public Health Association (APHA) appointments. The APHA’s mission to promote and protect the health of people in the communities where they live, learn, work and play is in alignment with SCU’s commitment to educate students as competent, caring, and successful integrative healthcare practitioners.
The appointments are as follows:
James Whedon, DC, MS
Director of Health Services Research
Dr. Whedon who has been selected to serve as the Co-Chair of the Policy Committee of the Integrative Complementary Traditional Health Practices (ICTHP) Section of the APHA. This position gives Dr. Whedon a unique opportunity to influence public health policies of the ICTHP. The ICTHP’s main goal is to promote public health by strengthening the role of integrative medicine.
Anupama Kizhakkeveettil BAMS, MAOM, Ph.D.
Director of Ayurveda Programs
Dr. Kizhakkeveettil has been reappointed to the Action Board of APHA to represent the Integrative Complementary Traditional Health Practices (ICTHP) Section. APHA’s Action Board helps coordinate the association’s grassroots and grasstops advocacy activities and improves participation in advocacy initiatives among the association’s Sections, SPIGS, Caucuses, State Affiliates and other units. She has been actively participating in the Action Board meetings for the past three years and the reappointment is an affirmation of her good work in the public health arena.