Communications and External Relations

The Office of Communications and External Relations produces and disseminates information about College of Public Health research, news, and events to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the college, the public health practice community, policymakers, media outlets, and other key constituencies.

Staff of this office create publications, news releases, and videos, maintain the college’s web site and social media channels, and serve as a collegiate liaison to campus partners, including the University’s Office of Strategic Communication and the University of Iowa Foundation. This office also provides coordination of a number of college-level programs and events, including collegiate alumni relations activities, community engagement initiatives, conferences, and more.

Communications staff

Directory Listing
NameTitleRoomPhone
John Choate Creative Media Specialist S174 CPHB (319) 335-9934
Tara McKee Alumni and Constituent Relations Coordinator
Business Leadership Network Coordinator
S170 CPHB (319) 384-4277
Dan McMillan Strategic Communications Director S171 CPHB (319) 335-6835
Mitch Overton Marketing and Community Engagement Coordinator S175 CPHB (319) 384-4366
Patrick J. Riepe Collegiate Webmaster S168 CPHB (319) 335-9645
Debra Venzke Writer/Editor S173 CPHB (319) 335-9647

Questions or comments? Contact CPH Webmaster. This page was last reviewed on July 5, 2017.