Dr. Phaedra Corso named to Leadership Georgia Class of 2014

Phaedra Corso, Ph.D., professor of health policy and management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health has been selected as a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2014.

Affiliated with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, this prestigious 42-year-old leadership program identifies and trains promising young professionals from a diversity of occupations, including business, not-for-profit organizations and elected officials.

Dr. Corso is the director of the Economic Evaluation Research Group and was recently named UGA Foundation Professor in Human Health in the UGA College of Public Health.  Prior to joining the UGA faculty in 2006, she worked for 15 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an economic and policy analyst, most recently in the area of injury and violence prevention. Dr. Corso holds a master’s degree in public policy from UGA and a doctoral degree in health policy from Harvard University.

Dr. Corso was one of only 63 participants selected for the 2014 Leadership class from a pool of several hundred applicants from all across the state. Class members visit five Georgia communities in a year-long exchange of ideas and experiences about important issues affecting the state.

Leadership Georgia alumni include a number of influential state and national leaders ranging from former U.S. Senators Sam Nunn and Saxby Chambliss to University of Georgia Athletic Director Vince Dooley.

For more information, visit www.leadershipgeorgia.com.

Posted October 25, 2013.

Story also ran in the Oct. 25, 2013 ASPPH Friday Newsletter.