Community Advisory Board

Community Advisory Board (CAB) – assists the Office of Career Development in understanding how the needs of employers can be met by the talent, skills, and knowledge of RSPH graduates. This group is composed of representatives from institutions that are the employers, potential employers and practicum preceptors of RSPH students. The board meets at RSPH to discuss the performance of current students and graduates and how training programs can be adjusted to help students better develop competencies that the work environment requires or desires. The CAB shares this information with programs and administrators who use this information in periodic evaluations of their training programs and the revision of its competencies. Faculty members appointed by each department meet and interact with the CAB to hear advice pertaining to their students’ training and performance and to disseminate that information within their own training programs.


The Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) Community Advisory Board (CAB) aims to provide meaningful and extensive discussion with public health employers and community leaders from the non-profit, public, and private sectors on the critical skills necessary for today's public health professionals and how RSPH can better integrate these skills into its academic programs and training opportunities. Annual meetings will aid RSPH in forecasting future academic needs and gauging professional readiness, thus providing the public health field with a valuable work force of competitive and skilled RSPH graduates.

CAB members are appointed by the Office of Career Development from the pool of employers of recent graduates and APE preceptors. Representatives from the following organizations have comprised CAB since inception in 2008:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Lung Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Atlanta VA Medical Center
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CARE
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Cloudburst Consulting Group
  • Cobb and Douglas Public Health
  • Cook Ross, Inc
  • CSTE
  • DeKalb County Human Development Dept.
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
  • Eagle Hospital Physicians
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, Inc.
  • Emory Healthcare and The Emory Clinic
  • Emory School of Medicine
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness
  • Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (G-CAPP)
  • Georgia Department of Human Resources
  • Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation
  • Global Health Action
  • Government Accountability Office
  • Grady Health System
  • ICF
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Mercer University
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • RTI International
  • The Carter Center
  • The Task Force for Global Health
  • Triage Consulting
  • The St. John Group

CAB Deliverables

A Guide for Professional Skill Development (2012) - From professional observations and recent graduate surveys, CAB drafted a list of skills and experiences associated with the eight Domains of Public Health identified by the Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice.

If you or your organization would like to participate in CAB, please e-mail us.