100 Awesome Deans & Directors of Public Health 2012


Public health experts and managers play an important role in maintaining the overall health and well-being of the community. They work in a variety of settings including hospitals, community health centers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Students with master’s and doctorate degrees can also help create policies and protocols in the field. Hundreds of universities and colleges offer undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs in public health. The coursework may be completed online, at a campus or in a hybrid based model. As with any degree program, the credentials of faculty members including Deans and Director’s of the college are crucial for the success of the program. We hope this list gives you a glimpse into what schools could be awesome for you as a potential student. What Makes Them Awesome? The criteria for our 100 Awesome Deans & Directors of Public Health list was based on the reputation of the institution along with the personal achievements of each person. Whether #1 or #100, they are all fantastic. Note: This list will be updated again in 2013.

Dean Name School
1. Michael J. Klag Johns Hopkins University
2. Barbara Rimer University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3. Julio Frenk Harvard School of Public Health
4. Martin Philbert University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
5. Linda P. Fried Columbia University
6. James W. Curran Emory University
7. Howard Frumkin University of Washington, Seattle
8. Stephen M. Shortell University of California, Berkeley
9. John Finnegan, Jr University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
10. Thomas Rice University of California, Los Angeles
11. Robert Meenan Boston University
12. Donald S. Burke University of Pittsburgh
13. Pierre Buekens Tulane University
14. Paul Cleary Yale University
15. Roberta B. Ness University of Texas, Houston
16. Lynn R. Goldman George Washington University
17. Max Michael University of Alabama at Birmingham
18. Susan J. Curry University of Iowa
19. Paul Brandt-Rauf University of Illinois, Chicago
20. Stan Lemeshow Ohio State University
21. Donna Petersen University of South Florida
22. Iman A. Hakim University of Arizona
23. Craig H. Blakeley Texas H & M Health Sciences Center
24. Philip C. Nasca The University at Albany (SUNY)
25. Stephen W. Wyatt University of Kentucky
26. Gary Raskob University of Oklahoma
27. Michael G. Perri University of Florida
28. George Rhoads University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
29. James M. Raczynski University of Arkansas
30. Robert S. Gold University of Maryland, College Park
31. Phillip L. Williams University of Georgia
32. C. Marjorie Aelion University of Massachusetts, Amherst
33. Edwin Trevathan St. Louis University
34. Lynn T. Kozlowski University of Buffalo
35. Robert W. Amler New York Medical College
36. Richard D. Clover University of Louisville
37. Robert N. Golden, M.D. University of Wisconsin – Madison
38. David C. Goff, Jr University of Colorado, Denver
39. Thomas Chandler University of South Carolina
40. Ruth Gaare Bernheim University of Virginia
41. Anton J. Kuzel Virginia Commonwealth University
42. Alan M. Ducatman West Virginia University
43. James E. Graves University of Utah
44. Aviva Must Tufts University
45. David B. Nash Thomas Jefferson University
46. Charles B. Hamilton University of Tennessee
47. Randolph Wykof East Tennessee State University
48. Michele Ciccazzo Florida International University
49. Tricia Penniecook Loma Linda University
50. Carleen H. Stoskopf San Diego State University
51. Pascal James Imperato SUNY – Downstate Medical Center
52. Carl Hanson Brigham Young University
53. Carmen A. Puliafito University of Southern California
54. Terrie Wetle Brown University
55. Dr. Andrew Hoff California State University, Fresno
56. Shari McMahan, Ph.D. California State University, Fullerton
57. Kenneth I. Millar California State University, Long Beach
58. Sylvia A. Alva California State University, Northridge
59. Wiley “Chip” Souba Dartmouth Medical School
60. Paul R. G. Cunningham East Carolina University
61. Dr. Deborah Whitehouse Eastern Kentucky University
62. David O. Matson, MD PhD Eastern Virginia Medical School
63. Seth Y. Ablordeppey, PhD Florida A & M University
64. Michael Eriksen Georgia State University
65. Bessie M. Katsilometes Idaho State University
66. Christine M. Ladisch Purdue University
67. Mohammad R. Torabi Indiana University at Bloomington
68. Mario J. Azevedo Jackson State University
69. Lori H. Prince Georgia Health Sciences University
70. Cheryl A. Maurana, Ph.D. Medical College of Wisconsin
71. Celia Hooper University of North Carolina, Greensboro
72. Dr. Michael Forster University of Southern Mississippi
73. Dr. Tilahun Adera New Mexico State University
74. Robert W. Amler New York Medical College
75. Ellen Schall New York University
76. Dr. Derryl Block Northern Illinois University
77. Eric G. Neilson, MD Northwestern University
78. Tammy Bray Oregon State University
79. Don Taylor San Francisco State University
80. Edward Mamary San Jose State University
81. Dr. Gregory J. Paveza Southern Connecticut State University
82. Raymond L. Goldsteen Stony Brook University – SUNY
83. Assefaw Tekeste Ghebrekidan Touro University – California
84. David M. Ward University of New England
85. Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A. University of California, Davis
86. Frank M. Torti, M.D. University of Connecticut
87. Jerris R. Hedges University of Hawaii at Manoa
88. H. David Wilson, MD University of Kansas School of Medicine
89. Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D. University of Miami
90. Kristofer J. Hagglund University of Missouri – Columbia
91. Alice M. Schumaker University of Nebraska Medical Center/University of Nebraska at Omaha
92. James B. Lewis University of New Hampshire
93. Kristine Tollestrup University of New Mexico
94. William N. Washington Meharry Medical College
95. James W. Curran Emory University
96. Kim Dobson Sydnor Morgan State University
97. George L. Stewart University of West Florida
98. Betsy Eastwood Brooklyn College – CUNY
99. Marie Hatem Université de Montréal
100. Patricia Rodney Morehouse School of Medicine

This list was prepared by the Staff at MPHprogramslist.com.

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