EKU faculty member appointed president of National Environmental Health Education Group
RICHMOND, Ky. – Clint Pinion, assistant professor of environmental health sciences at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named president of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP).
Pinion took office at the association’s recent meeting in Anaheim, California.
The AEHAP represents the interests of the 31 accredited environmental health programs in the United States. The mission of the association is to strengthen the practice of public health by improving and promoting scientific education in environmental health to improve human health and the environment.
The 31 programs (including EKU) accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) are the only undergraduate programs nationwide that allow graduates to enter any of the uniformed services, such as the US Public Health Service (including CDC), US Army, and US Navy, among others, as an environmental health or environmental science and engineering officer.
Pinion has also been the coordinator of the AEHAP National Student Research Competition and Chairman of the AEHAP / NSF International Internship Committee since 2016. He joined EKU faculty in 2016 and follows in the footsteps of EHS faculty members Dr Gary Brown and Dr. Jason Marion. , who was president of AEHAP in 2011-12 and 2016-17, respectively.