Our Mission Is to

Improve Public Health Information

So It's There When and Where It's needed.

Meaningful action.
timely information.

Meaningful global health action must be grounded in accurate and timely information. Our mission is to improve public health information so that it’s there when and where it’s needed. At Public Health Practice, LLC (PHP), we work with countries to build and expand their capacity to harness the power of data for better health outcomes, specializing in public health surveillance.

Headquartered in Highlands, NC, USA with employees and consultants worldwide, we work with global and domestic clients. We provide services and support for strengthening public health surveillance, public health informatics, monitoring and evaluation, public health education, and strategic planning. We firmly believe in working collaboratively with both local public health professionals and leadership at national and international levels. We value innovation and work to incorporate appropriate, user-friendly technology into our solutions.

Our consultants have decades of on-the-ground public health experience. Our projects are staffed and supported by professionals with experience in epidemiology, public health informatics, health policy and management, and project management. Our partners include some of the world’s leading public health and academic institutions.

PHP is a Service-disabled, Veteran-owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with a demonstrated history of successful service.

We think globally, but we act locally. 

We work all over the world to improve public health.

The Core PHP Team

Scott McNabb, Phd, MS

Before joining the U.S. CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and serving the 2-year EIS residency in New Orleans, LA, Dr. McNabb worked for 13 years at the Oklahoma State Health Department. Most of his professional efforts focused on serving those in underdeveloped, underserved global settings. Promoted to Distinguished Consultant and nominated for the CDC Charles C. Shepard Award, he completed the Senior Executive Services (SES) candidate development program and is certified by the Office of Personnel Management. From 2006 – 2008, he directed the Division of Integrated Surveillance Systems and Services, National Center for Public Health Informatics, CDC. Before retirement from CDC, he was Associate Director for Science; Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office; Office for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services.

Caroline Baer, MPH

Caroline Baer, MPH is a global health consultant with experience in surveillance strengthening and instructional design. Her interests include surveillance, ethics, infectious disease, and nutrition. Caroline has worked in implementing public health programs in various populations, including individuals experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. Her experiences with these individuals are what drive her passion to relieve suffering in others. Caroline holds a BS in Public Health from Furman University, in her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. When not working to improve health around the world, Caroline can be found needlepointing or playing with her cockapoo, Dolly.

Affan Shaikh, MPH, MBA (c)

Affan Shaikh is a public health professional with interests in health and technology, disease prevention, and treatment. With over seven years of professional experience, Mr. Shaikh’s work engages multilateral stakeholders including inter- and intra- governmental organizations, academic intuitions, NGOs, and communities in building local public health capacities, improving health outcomes and increasing access. He has worked on the ground across 22 different countries, and during the peak of the MERS-CoV outbreak in Saudi Arabia and following the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. Mr. Shaikh is driven to strengthen health systems using evidence-based research and create valuable products, experiences, and processes at the intersection of health and innovative technologies.

Julian Salim, MPH

Julian Salim graduated in 2021 from Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Prior to joining Emory University, Julian Salim worked mainly in the tuberculosis prevention and treatment department at a private hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. When he signed up for a Nursing Profession Program with Sint Carolus School of Health Sciences in 2014, his peers warned him that he should focus instead on a more lucrative clinical specialty. Instead, his work for Tanjung Priok Community Health Service has committed him to a public health career.

Awarded a scholarship from the Indonesian government in 2018, Julian Salim decided to quit his job as a nurse to then establish a non-profit NGO with some of his friends, working especially on the field of infectious diseases prevention in Indonesia. In March 2020, he was awarded a Leadership Scholarship from Emory Alumni Board (EAB) as a recognition of the efforts he has made to improve the degree of public health in his country. Currently, Julian Salim is working as an independent consultant for http://immunizationeconomics.org which is an information-sharing online platform connecting thousands dedicated to the field of study relating to the cost, financing, sustainability, efficiency, and value of immunizations throughout the world at Management Sciences for Health (MSH).

The Importance of Teams

At PHP, we work with the most talented, dedicated consultants around the world. By working with professionals who share our own passion for public health, we create dynamic teams specially curated for each specific task. Our team building process is key to our success - and yours.