Advisory Board

You are invited to apply for membership on the Men's Health Network (MHN) Board of Advisors. Membership on the Board of Advisors, now over 800 strong, is limited to health professionals and key thought leaders who have distinguished themselves in one of the focus areas of MHN. With a network of chapters, affiliates, and health partners, MHN has a presence in every state and over 30 foreign countries.

MHN is an educational campaign to significantly improve male health, longevity, and quality of life. This gives practitioners, clinicians, therapists, and other health care providers an excellent opportunity to highlight the services they provide for men, boys, and families (disease and awareness, work safety, therapy, dependency, suicide prevention, family counseling, etc.). MHN's structure is a "big tent" approach and anyone interested in the physical, emotional and mental health problems faced by men is encouraged to participate, either on the Board of Advisors, as a member of MHN, or as a volunteer.

You can read an overview of MHN's goals, programs, and coalitions by clicking here.  Through these efforts, we hope to focus media attention on problems which plague men and the unfortunate effects those problems have on their loved ones, their employers, and our health care infrastructure.

To apply for the Board of Advisors, please click here to submit an online application.

If your application is accepted, you will join a distinguished group of professionals who are dedicated to raising the public's awareness of men's health needs. That group includes 

  • Dr. Harry P. Howitt, Lt. Colonel, USAF, Ret. and Past President, Air Force Society of Clinical Psychologists;
  • Kenneth Goldberg, MD, Male Health Clinic (Dallas);
  • David Parrack, DO, FACOS, Midwestern University, Glendale, Head of Surgery, Founder, Arizona Impotency Institute;
  • Anne McMurray, RN, BA, PhD, Faculty of Nursing & Health, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia;
  • Dr. Paul J. Turek, MD, Director, The Turek Clinic, Los Angeles/San Francisco;
  • Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD, Professor of Oncology and Associate Director of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research, Georgetown  University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center;
  • Dr. Barry Cooney, Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Health, New Mexico;
  • Dr. Tran Ngoc Sinh, MD, PhD, Ministry of Health, Ho Chi Minh City, VietNam;
  • Flora Ukoli, MBBS, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery, Meharry Medical College;
  • S. J. Giorgianni, PharmD, Past-Chair, Men’s Health Caucus, American Public Health Association;
  • Richard Kennedy, MD, Senior Medical Officer, The World Bank;
  • Jerry Lester, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, University of Texas Medical School;
  • Dr. Dhafir Arif abdul Razak, MD, Prime Medical Center Al Qasimia, Sharjah, UAE;
  • Olive Burner, PhD, RN, Col. (USAF, Ret.), former Department Chair, Nursing Administration, UCLA; 
  • Dr. Rany Shamloul, MD, PhD, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Canada; and
  • Armin Brott, Time Magazine's "Mr. Dad".  Others include specialists in such areas as family violence and depression.


This page is dedicated to Dr. Alvin Baraff, a founding member of the MHN Board of Advisors, who passed away after a short illness in October 2004 of pancreatic cancer. Al, a clinical psychologist, will be remembered as the founder in the 1970s of MenCenter in Washington, DC and the author of Men Talk, a ground breaking 1991 book about the importance of men's emotions. He was a nationally known speaker, a presenter at the National Conference on Men's Health, and appeared on numerous talk shows speaking about men's health, relationships, and domestic violence. At the time of his death, he was very excited to be working on his next book. The movement to improve men's health and wellbeing will miss his energy, his dedication, and his understanding.

Please click here to access our online Board of Advisor Application.