Teresa C. Long, MD, MPH, has joined the college as special adviser of Community Engagement & Partnership. Dr. 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 later joined Columbus Public Health in 1986 as assistant health commissioner and medical director, and in 2002 became health commissioner of Columbus.
Dr. Long was awarded the college's 2017 Thompson Public Healh Award shortly before retiring as Columbus health commissioner in 2018.
“What we eat, how much we eat, how much we salt, how much we’re physically active, all are contributors to our heart health,” she said,...
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