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Global health and HIV-prevention expert is named next dean of the School of Public Health

Dr. Sten H. Vermund, a professor of pediatrics, medicine, health policy, and obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University, has been named by President Peter Salovey and School of Medicine Dean Dr. Robert J. Alpern as the next dean of the Yale School of Public Health. His term will begin Feb. 1, 2017.

At Vanderbilt, Vermund has also been the Amos Christie Chair in Global Health, director of the university-wide Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health since 2005, and, more recently, the vice president for global health of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Vermund received his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After training in pediatrics at Columbia, he pursued his interest in public health by completing a master’s degree in community health in developing countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a diploma in public health at the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, and a Mellon Foundation-supported fellowship in clinical epidemiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from Columbia University.

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Published: Sunday, October 9, 2016