Joyce Gaufin’s extensive career in public health has focused on supporting and developing the workforce and creating and strengthening collaborative public health partnerships. Her expertise in health administration includes organizational development, quality improvement, performance management, leadership development, public information and emergency management. Ms. Gaufin worked in a variety of positions with the Utah Department of Health from 1973 to 2004. She was the first executive director of the Great Basin Public Health Leadership Institute (2004-2012). She is currently working as a private consultant and advisor to state and local health agencies, community boards and academic public health programs. Ms. Gaufin served as president of the American Public Health Association in 2014.
Ms. Gaufin co-edited the book “Mastering Public Health: Essential Skills for Effective Practice” (Oxford University Press, 2011), with Dr. Barry Levy, and she has contributed to and reviewed articles for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and The Nation’s Health.
Ms. Gaufin received a BS in sociology from Westminster College (Summa Cum Laude). She is recognized as a life-long champion for social justice, and she is a passionate advocate for improving the public’s health.