Gerald M. Barron has been voted president-elect for the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (FSEC). As an FSEC officer, he will serve three one-year terms in succession as president-elect, president, and past president. The FSEC represents GSPH faculty on all matters as presented to the GSPH Council and the school. Learn more about the GSPH FSEC.
Barron has over 38 years of experience in public health. He received his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health. He currently holds a faculty position here as associate professor of health policy and management, and has served as the deputy director of the Center for Public Health Practice and the deputy director for operations of the Allegheny County Health Department. Barron has also directed the Pennsylvania Preparedness Leadership Institute, a program of the Center for Public Health Preparedness at GSPH. He is an international public health consultant, and has assisted in the development of a community-based family health care practice system for the residents of Astana, Kazakhstan in cooperation with Mercy Hospital’s International Health Program, American International Health Alliance, and elected officials and indigenous health care providers in Kazakhstan. He also was an environmental health consultant for a project for safe disposal of hazardous waste in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and environmental health officials in Katowice, Poland. Barron is a graduate of the National Public Health Leadership Institute, past president of the Pennsylvania Public Health Association and the Pennsylvania Environmental Health Association, and a member of many community advisory boards.