NRAHD Faculty & Staff
An AHD advisory committee with executive leadership from both organizations meets quarterly to monitor and refine shared activities. A full-time shared AHD coordinator manages the day-to-day operations. The coordinator position is a permanent staff position, which is held by the University, and is funded in part by the health department. The coordinator maintains an office at both locations and invests her time between the two. Having a person on the ground at both sites has been vital to assuring a) a central point of contact; b) implementation of initiatives; and c) clear and consistent communication between the two organizations.
Sophie Wenzel, DrPH, MPH
Academic Health Department Coordinator
Associate Director, CPHPR
Sophie also serves as a mentor through The Council on Linkages Between Academic and Public Health Practice Academic Health Department Mentor program.