Search committee for School of Public Health dean announced

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A search committee has been established to seek a successor to Paul Cleary, who has been dean of the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) for nine years, President Salovey and Medical School Dean Robert J. Alpern announced in an email to the YSPH community

Cleary will step down as dean at the conclusion of his term in June 2016. He will continue to serve as the Anna M. R. Lauder Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and as director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. 

Susan Busch, a professor at YSPH and associate professor at the Institute of Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), will chair the search committee, which will include: Cary Gross, professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine, YSPH, and ISPS; Melinda Irwin, professor of epidemiology; Edward Kaplan, the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Management and YSPH professor; Marcella Nunez-Smith, associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and YSPH; Rafael Perez-Escamilla, professor at YSPH; Melinda Pettigrew, associate professor at YSPH; Fiona Scott Morton, the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics and ISPS affiliate; Christian Tschudi , professor at YSPH.

Martha Highsmith, senior adviser to the president and provost, will serve as the president’s liaison to the committee in its work. Those who have questions or ideas to share are encouraged to contact Highsmith or Busch.

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