Search Advisory Committee for the School of Public Health Dean

The search advisory committee will advise President Salovey about potential candidates for the next dean of YSPH. The advisory committee will conduct outreach to YSPH and other faculty members, staff, students, board members, and alumni. If you would like to write to the committee with recommendations regarding potential candidates or the qualities and qualifications that should be considered in the search for the next dean of YSPH, please use the webform

Committee Members

Melinda Irwin (Chair)
Associate Dean of Research and Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Associate Cancer Center Director, Population Sciences; Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control, Yale Cancer Center; Deputy Director (Public Health), Yale Center for Clinical Investigation


Nancy Brown
Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of the Yale School of Medicine and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine


Susan Gibbons
(Committee Staff)
Chief of Staff to the President, Vice Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communication


Jason Hockenberry
Department Chair and Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)


Amy Justice
C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)


Trace Kershaw
Department Chair and Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)


LaRon Nelson
Associate Dean for Global Affairs & Planetary Health, Independence Foundation Professor and Associate Professor of Nursing


Marcella Nunez-Smith
Inaugural Associate Dean for Health Equity Research and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine), of Epidemiology (Chronic Disease) and of Public Health (Social And Behavioral Sciences)


Onyema Ogbuagu
Associate Professor of Medicine (AIDS); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health


Virginia Pitzer
Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health


Stephanie Spangler
Vice Provost for Health Affairs and Academic Integrity; Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services


Hongyu Zhao
Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics, Professor of Genetics, Professor of Statistics and Data Science, Affiliated Faculty of the Yale Institute for Global Health