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Frances D. Butterfoss , PhD , MSEd

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    • Frances Dunn Butterfoss, PhD, is a health educator who brings over 20 years of experience in community collaboration. She is founder and President of Coalitions Work, a group that consults with practitioners on how to develop, sustain and evaluate coalitions for health promotion and disease prevention.  She holds professorships at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and teaches in their MPH program.  She is the founding director of the Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH) and Project Immunize Virginia (PIV). Dr. Butterfoss has received research support from many federal and foundation grants and published widely in professional journals and textbooks. Her book, Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health, is a best seller for academics and practitioners alike. Fran has served as Deputy Editor of Health Promotion Practice and President of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Her awards include SOPHE’s Health Education Mentor (2002) & Distinguished Fellow (2012), EVMS’ Woman in Medicine & Science Professional Achievement (2004), YWCA of South Hampton Roads’ Woman of Distinction (2006) and Norman B. Arnold Alumni Award (2006). She completed undergraduate and masters’ degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in health promotion and education from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.