Russell Centanni, PhD

Board Secretary


Member since June 2013

An Ohio native, I arrived in Boise in 1973, joining the faculty at Boise State University. I earned my BS and MS from John Carroll University; my PhD from the University of Montana and completed post-doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia. In the year 2000, I was designated by the Carnegie Foundation as the Idaho Professor of the Year. I retired in 2004, after 31 years of teaching health professional students. I have continued to serve that community by lecturing on emerging infectious diseases, advances in immunology, and serving on the Full Circle Health Board and its Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Committee Appointments:

  • Executive Committee, Secretary
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee