Vincent Lafronza, EdD
Vincent Lafronza, EdD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). He provides leadership and direction on all NNPHI initiatives, and develops collaborative efforts with NNPHI’s numerous public health institutes and partners throughout the nation. Dedicated to the vision of improving the public’s health through innovation, NNPHI is the national membership network committed to helping public health institutes promote and sustain improved health and wellness for all. Dr. Lafronza’s background in the fields of gerontology, behavioral health, community environmental health intervention, and public health systems development in communities, states, and American Indian/Alaska Native nations inform his perspectives and approaches. Dr. Lafronza holds a doctorate of adult education, master of science, and certificate of gerontology. He also completed an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Engineering Postgraduate Research Fellowship in public health, as well as two Salzburg fellowships focused on the social and economic determinants of public health. He is an active member of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and strong advocate for advancing health and racial equity throughout the nation.