From the Provost — October 4, 2018

College of Public Health dean search advisory committee announced

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the search advisory committee members for the new dean of the College of Public Health. As previously announced, Henry Mann, dean, College of Pharmacy, agreed to serve as the committee’s chair. The search advisory committee includes:

  • Olorunfemi Adetona, assistant professor, environmental health sciences, College of Public Health
  • John Casterline, professor, Department of Sociology
  • Bridget Freisthler, professor and associate dean of research, College of Social Work
  • Corinne Hendrock, graduate student, College of Public Health
  • Julie Robbins, assistant professor, health services management and policy, College of Public Health
  • Jose Rodriguez, director of external relations and strategic initiatives, College of Public Health
  • Elisabeth Root, associate professor, epidemiology, College of Public Health; and associate professor, geography, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Pamela Salsberry, professor, health behavior and health promotion; associate dean, community outreach and engagement, College of Public Health
  • Peter Shields, professor, medical oncology; and deputy director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Abigail Shoben, associate Professor, biostatistics, College of Public Health
  • Mary Ellen Wewers, professor emeritus, health behavior and health promotion, College of Public Health
  • Kay Wolf, vice provost for academic policy and faculty resources, Office of Academic Affairs
  • Marcel Yotebieng, associate professor, epidemiology, College of Public Health

Ex Officio

  • Allison Thomas, lead recruiter, talent acquisition, Office of Human Resources

Please join me in thanking our colleagues for serving on this pivotal search. I will meet with them soon to charge the committee and launch the search.


Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost