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Richard Southby, George Washington University

Commander (Ret) Richard F. Southby, Ph.D. (Med), F.F.P.H., F.C.L.M. (Hon), Distinguished Professor of Global Health and Executive Dean Emeritus, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, and, Honorary Professor, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne.

Dr. Richard Southby has been a faculty member at The George Washington University since 1979.  Throughout his career at GWU he served as Chairman and Friesen Professor of International Health, Department of Health Services Management and Policy; Associate Dean for Health Services; Dean and Ross Professor of Global Health, School of Public Health and Health Services; and Executive Dean and Distinguished Professor of Global Health, GWU Medical Center. He was also the Founding Director of the Police Science Program, College of Professional Studies, and has served as Chair of the Dean’s Council for the College.

Since 1989 he has been a member of the Metropolitan Police Department Reserve Corps, Washington, DC.  In 2008 he was promoted to Commander and appointed Commanding Officer of the Reserve Corps Division.  He is also Senior Educational Adviser to the Department. Dr. Southby is Adjunct Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. Since 1984 he has been Director of the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, which is the major professional development program for senior health professionals, across all disciplines, in the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Public Health Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He is a Board member of ASCEND, the Asian Collaboration for Excellence in Non-Communicable Diseases, and recently participated in, and co-authored the final report, the 2015 South Asian Regional Forum From Evidence to Effective Implementation: Improving the Prevention and Control of Diabetes and Other NCD’s in South Asia, held in Kalutara, Sri Lanka from 28-30 May, 2015. Currently, Dr. Southby is Co-Director of the Security and Health Executive Leadership Institute (SAHELI): Building Multi-Sectoral Partnerships for Enhanced Public Health and Security Across the Australia-Asia-Pacific Region.  This Institute is being developed as a collaborative activity by the School of Population and Global Health in The University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Southby is President Emeritus of the Royal Society of Medicine Foundation, a Past President of the Australian Public Health Association and a Past President of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health.

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