Phillip L. Williams, dean of UGA’s College of Public Health, was elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the state Board of Public Health, which oversees the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Williams was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal as an inaugural member of the board in 2011. He was reappointed for a three-year term in 2014 and has served as vice chair for the past two years. The founding dean of the UGA College of Public Health, Williams also holds the Georgia Power Professorship of Environmental Health Science in the college’s environmental health science department.