Dr. Amelia Clark named to Indiana Department of Health executive board

October 20, 2023

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The University of Saint Francis is pleased to announce that Amelia Clark, DrPH, executive director of the Center for Integrated Public Health Education and Research (CIPHER), has been appointed to the executive board of the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) by Governor Eric J. Holcomb.

Clark will begin her four-year term in November. Through her appointment, she will join community, clinical and professional representatives to advise IDOH on efforts to promote, protect and improve the health and safety of Hoosiers.

“We are very proud of Dr. Clark’s appointment to the Indiana Department of Health’s executive board,” Saint Francis Interim President Dr. Lance Richey said. “Under Dr. Clark’s leadership, Saint Francis has increased our public health coursework, forged opportunities for students to become public health fellows and broadened the University’s involvement with the public health sector in Allen and surrounding counties. We look forward to Dr. Clark’s continued leadership on campus and in public health for the state of Indiana.”

For more information, contact CIPHER Executive Director Dr. Amelia Clark at [email protected] or 260-399-7700, ext. 8510.

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the College of Health Sciences and the College of Arts, Sciences and Business. In addition to its traditional programs, Saint Francis designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the music technology program while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis, recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution, has 18 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships. Approximately 1,900 students from a broad geographic region attend Saint Francis.