Spring 2024 Appointments & Accolades

Trinidad Jackson, PhD, MPH, MS,was nominated and selected to participate as a 2024 New Leaders Council (NLC) Institute Fellow. A national organization based in Washington D.C. with chapters across the United States, NLC recruits leaders and engages them in supportive collective environments that cultivate more sustainable, intersectional, and equitable futures. Over six months, he and other cohort members will spend time identifying and being responsive to sociopolitical factors that impact our glocal (local to global) communities. Dr. Jackson is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences and the school’s Assistant Dean for Culture and Liberation.

Brian Guinn, PhD, MPH, BSN (RN), will represent UofL on the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Leaders Network (ALN). The ALN is a targeted, intensive, leadership development program for experienced academic leaders. The program is designed to build leadership awareness and effectiveness in the context of higher education and facilitate conversations over a range of topics that support leadership growth in key areas across multiple spheres of influence. Dr. Guinn is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Epidemiology and Population Health and MPH program director.

Melissa Eggen, MPH, doctoral candidate and instructor in the Dept. of Health Management and Systems Sciences, was named one of three collaborators on The Asteria Lab team at Yale University. Based in the School of Nursing, the goal of The Asteria Lab is to conduct research that moves the needle toward every woman and birthing person receiving high quality, accessible, and respectful maternity care.

Andrew McCart, PhD, FACHE, began service as President-Elect of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in January 2024. The Kentucky Chapter of ACHE has more than 700 members serving in leadership and management roles across Kentucky in healthcare organizations including hospital, group practice, medical logistics, long-term care, and health insurance. In February, Dr. McCart was a presenter for Humana's IT Learning Week where he discussed tools for blending the art and science of leadership. The event enabled participants to meet thought leaders, gain hands-on insight, and network with peers driving the digital revolution. Dr. McCart is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Health Management and Systems Sciences and associate program director for the MS in Health Administration.

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