Leadership and Administration

Our leadership and administration support and set the tone for our school's research, teaching and learning agendas, as well as our commitment to public service and diversity.

Jean Wactawski-Wende.

Dean

Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, was appointed dean of the school in March of 2015. She also serves as professor in the department of epidemiology and environmental health.

R Lorraine Collins.

Associate Dean for Research

R. Lorraine Collins, PhD, leads the school’s effort to promote, facilitate and sustain research productivity and excellence. She also serves as professor in the department of community health and health behavior.

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Gary A. Giovino, PhD, MS is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Gaspar A. Farkas oversees the school’s academic standards and student support services. He also serves as associate professor of exercise and nutrition sciences.

Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Heather Orom, PhD, leads the school's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. She is associate professor, director of graduate studies in the department of community health and health behavior.

Associate Dean, Chief Operating Officer

Mike is chief adviser and confidant to the Dean of the school on strategy, innovation, and operations. He works within all areas of the school's tripartite mission, providing leadership, guidance, and support to ensure departments and administrative units are successful.

Department Chairs