ASTHO Experts Featured in March Issue of Health Affairs

March 10, 2023

ARLINGTON, VA—Several Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) experts, including ASTHO staff, leadership, and former state health officials, are featured in the March issue of Health Affairs, which is focused on public health lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic. The prominence of ASTHO expertise in this issue highlights the influence the organization has on public health in the United States.

The articles cover the public health workforce, trust in public health agencies during COVID-19, preparations for the next pandemic, and intensive care units during COVID-19.

The articles ASTHO experts are featured in include:

“The level of ASTHO expertise in this issue shows the important role ASTHO and its members play in public health in the United States,” says Anne Zink, MD, ASTHO president and chief medical officer for the Alaska Department of Health. “These findings and reflections will undoubtedly improve the healthcare and public health system.”

To request interviews with any ASTHO experts contact Stephanie Rhodes (


ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. territories and freely associated states, and Washington, D.C., as well as the more than 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to ensuring excellence in public health practice.