Public Health Advisory Board

The Public Health Advisory Board for the Department of Public Health is established to provide support to the mission, vision, and core values of the University, College of Health and Human Sciences, and Department of Public Health and to assist the Department in addressing issues which are vital to the future success and quality of the MPH program and the field of Public Health. The Advisory Board is made up of public health members representing various sectors including, but not limited to, state, local, tribal public health, or other health agencies. Two non-public health individuals may also be appointed to the board if they have demonstrated an interest in being of service to the Department of Public Health.

Members (2021-2023)

  • Mallory Koshiol, MPH (Chair)
    Director of System Safety & Quality, Allina Health System, Minneapolis, MN
    NDSU MPH in Management of Infectious Disease, 2016 
  • Heather Kroeker MPH, CHES (Vice Chair)
    Employee Safety Program Manager, Allina Health System, Minneapolis, MN
    NDSU MPH in Health Promotion, 2017 
  • Tansy Wells, MPH, CPH (Secretary)
    Improvement Advisor, Quality & Safety, Sanford Health – Fargo
    NDSU MPH in Management of Infectious Disease, 2017 
  • Kayla Carlson, MPH
    Health Services Director - Richland County Health Department
    NDSU MPH in Health Promotion, 2018 
  • Jacob Davis, MPH
    Tribal Programming Director, Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota
    NDSU MPH in American Indian Public Health, 2015 
  • Tracy Miller, PhD, MPH
    Director, Office of the State Epidemiologist, ND Department of Health 
  • Kelly Nagel, MS, RD, LD
    State Planning Director, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Avish Nagpal, MD
    Medical Director, Sanford Health, Fargo, ND
  • Lance Presser, PhD
    Scientist, RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
  • Benjamin Schram, MPH
    Surveillance Systems Manager, ND Department of Health and Human Services

The NDSU Department of Public Health appreciates the time and effort this group gives to our organization. If you are interested in joining our Board, please contact Angela Skaff.

Making an Impact

From financial impact to program impact, the Advisory Board of the NDSU Department of Public Health provides expertise to help prepare and advance public health professionals and population health. Learn more in the 2021-22 Annual Report.


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