MPHA Re-Elects Martin as Secretary



Released December 14, 2023

Jackson, Mississippi


The Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA), at its November 8, 2023, annual business meeting, re-elected  Brad Martin, MS, CHES, to another term as Secretary of the association.

He began his first term as the MPHA Secretary in January 2022 and is looking forward to continuing to serve as the MPHA Secretary for another two-year term beginning January 2024. He graduated from Oxford High School and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion from the University of Mississippi. He has also been a Certified Health Education Specialist through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing since 2012.

Brad has served as a state of Mississippi government employee for almost 18 years in various capacities with the Mississippi State Department of Mental Health via the North Mississippi Regional Center (Recreation Therapist; Vocational Training Instructor; Support Coordinator) and the Mississippi State Department of Health (Office of Tobacco Control; Office of Preventive Health and Health Equity; Office Against Interpersonal Violence). He began serving as a Program Administrator in the Office Against Interpersonal Violence in October 2021.

Brad served as a 2020 American Cancer Society Real Men Wear Pink of Central Mississippi Ambassador to help raise Breast Cancer Research/Awareness funds, as a 2021-2023 Wish Hero for Make-A-Wish Mississippi to raise funds for children that have a critical illness and as a Goodwill Industries of Mississippi Ambassador starting in 2023.

Brad enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, serving as a deacon, and singing in the choir at First Baptist Church Jackson, attending Ole Miss sporting events, serving as a Younglife Capernaum leader, and eating tasty cuisine across the South. About his new term, he stated “ I am honored to have been serving MPHA in this role, and I am looking forward to continuing to serve you as the MPHA Secretary and excited about what MPHA can accomplish over the next two-years.”

MPHA has appreciated the dedication that Brad has brought to the Board of Directors and to the overall work of the association. We are excited that he has committed his time and expertise for another term.

Since 1937, the Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) has strived to strengthen public health in Mississippi through leadership, advocacy, and education. We provide our members with professional development and networking opportunities while also serving as the voice of public health in Mississippi. MPHA is an active affiliate of the American Public Health Association. For more information, see