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Patricia Molina, MD, PhD
Dr. Patricia Molina
Dr. Patricia Molina was the first Hispanic female and the 88th president of the American Physiological Society – one of the nation's oldest and largest scientific societies. Having completed her term as President, Dr. Molina is currently serving a one-year term as Past-President, a position on the Society’s Executive Council. More
Elizabeth Fontham, MPH, DrPH
Dr. Elizabeth Fontham
Dr. Elizabeth Fontham is the founding dean of the LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, an epidemiologist and cancer researcher. Her landmark studies--the first U.S. case-control study of the increased risk tobacco smoke poses to non-smokers and a follow-up study on women who never smoked yet died of lung cancer—provided evidence that led the EPA to classify secondhand smoke as a Class A carcinogen in 1993, forever changing the way Americans live. So how did a little girl born and raised in Crowley, LA reach the national stage? Read on for Elizabeth "Terry" Terrell Hobgood Fontham's backstory. More