The college honored Columbus Public Health Commissioner Teresa Long for over 30 years of public health leadership.
The College of Public Health presented the 2017 Thompson Public Health Award to Columbus Public Health Commissioner Teresa Long, MD, MPH, for her leadership and commitment to improving public health issues throughout her 31-year career.
Long began her career in public health as a physician specialist at San Francisco’s Department of Public Health, where she created innovative perinatal AIDS guidelines. She joined Columbus Public Health in 1986 as assistant health commissioner and medical director, and in 2002 became health commissioner of Columbus.
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