Announcement: Interim Dean of the School of Public Health

May 29, 2018

Dear campus community,

We are delighted to announce that William H. Dow, Professor of Health Economics and Kaiser Permanente Endowed Chair in Health Policy Management, has agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the School of the Public Health (SPH) beginning July 1, 2018.

A celebrated scholar of the economic aspects of health insurance, health behaviors, and health and demographic outcomes, Will joined the Berkeley faculty in 2004. Since 2005, he has been the associate director of the Berkeley Population Center and, since 2013, the director of the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging. He has also served as an SPH division head and as the school’s associate dean for research. Will’s broad academic interests, coupled with his leadership within the SPH, will ensure that he provides a steady hand during this period of transition for the school.

We are currently in the process of forming a search committee to conduct a global search for a permanent dean for SPH. We hope to have that committee constituted in the next several weeks so that it may begin its work later this summer. Our goal is to have a new dean in place by July 1, 2019.

In closing, we wish to again express our gratitude to Stef Bertozzi, the outgoing dean of SPH, for his dedicated efforts on behalf of the school.


Carol T. Christ

A. Paul Alivisatos
Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost



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