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Brown creates School of Public Health

A new School of Public Health

Brown’s leadership team for the School of Public Health: Rear, from left, department chairs Christopher Kahler (Behavioral and Social Sciences), Stephen Buka (Epidemiology), and Constantine Gatsonis (Biostatistics). Front, Ira Wilson (Health Services, Policy and Practice) and Terrie “Fox” Wetle, inaugural dean of public heath. Credit: Scott Kingsley for Brown University

The Corporation of Brown University has approved creation of a School of Public Health in July. The new school will allow Brown’s already strong research and teaching in public health to expand further. Terrie “Fox” Wetle, associate dean of medicine for public health, will serve as the school’s inaugural dean. Her first task is to gain national accreditation, which should take about two years.