GSPH Dean Donald S. Burke, MD, has been appointed to serve on the Allegheny County Board of Health for a term that will expire on January 11, 2012. The Board of Health is a nine-member governing board appointed by the County Chief Executive, subject to approval by County Council.
The board appoints and advises the County Health Director, and formulates rules and regulations for the prevention of disease, for the prevention and removal of conditions which constitute a menace to health, and for the promotion and preservation of the public health.
"GSPH and the Allegheny County Health Department have a long history of cooperation and collaboration for the betterment of health in the county," said Burke. "I look forward to continuing and strengthening that relationship through my appointment to the Board of Health."