Cheryl Clark, DrPH, RHIA
Associate Director, Epidemiology and Evaluation
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Dr. Cheryl Clark, DrPH, RHIA, joined AMCHP as the associate director for epidemiology and evaluation. She provides leadership and support for assessment, epidemiology, evaluation and improvement efforts at AMCHP, both for our members and our staff. Dr. Clark received her Bachelor of Science in health information management administration from the University of Wisconsin and her Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida, with a concentration in public health education. She received her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in epidemiology and biostatistics from Florida A & M University. She has extensive work experience as an epidemiologist, data/research consultant, evaluator, and health informatics consultant. She has worked as a maternal and child health epidemiologist for 16 years, six of which were as a senior MCH epidemiologist. Dr. Clark comes to AMCHP from the Florida Department of Health, where she spent more than five years in the maternal and child health practice and analysis unit and more recently, children's medical services. Dr. Clark's wealth of experience includes managing the applied epidemiology unit, serving as the project director for the HRSA State Systems Development Initiative Grant, conducting epidemiological research and analysis using large data and population survey data, mapping and training on GIS mapping and analysis, writing for research and statistical publications, and conducting program evaluations. During her tenure at the Florida Department of Health, Dr. Clark was appointed as epidemiologist to the Florida Child Abuse Death Review Committee, she redirected focus of program evaluation to support evidence-based program and policy platforms, provided mentorship/preceptorship to fellows and interns, supervised staff and peers, and co-authored research articles in peer-reviewed publications and department white papers on early nonmedically indicated deliveries in Florida and the provision of dental services to children in the U.S.