Anita Barkin, MSN, DrPH, NP-C
Dr. Barkin currently serves as the co-chair of the American College Health Association COVID-19 Task Force. Formerly, she was the Acting Deputy Director/District Nursing Director for the North Central Health District under the Georgia Department of Public Health. In this capacity she oversaw District operations including 13 Health Departments and an HIV treatment center. In 2018, she received the Lillian E. Wald award by the Georgia Public Health Association for her contributions to nursing practice. Prior to moving to Georgia, she served as the director of Carnegie Mellon University Health Services for over 25 years. She received her doctorate in public health and her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Board-Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and an ACHA Fellow. Over the course of her career in college health, she has held offices in local, regional, and national college health associations. Dr. Barkin is Past President of the Mid-Atlantic College Health Association and served as President of the American College Health Association (ACHA) from June 2011 to May 2012. She chaired the ACHA Affordable Care Act Transitional Issues Task Force and is past chair of the ACHA Coalition for Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Planning. She is a nationally recognized leader in the area of pandemic planning for colleges and universities. She has been the recipient of awards for outstanding scholarship and service including, the Andy Award for Outstanding Service to Carnegie Mellon University and the ACHA Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been honored as a Distinguished Scholar by the University of Pittsburgh and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing and the Delta Omega Honor Society for Public Health.