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Augusta University welcomes Teresa M. Waters, PhD, as the inaugural dean of the new School of Public Health. Waters, who began in her new role on Aug. 1, 2022, served at the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health as the chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, Charles T. Wethington Jr. Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences and interim director of the Center for Health Services Research, Implementation Science, and Policy.

"I’m honored to serve as the inaugural dean at Augusta University’s proposed School of Public Health and thrilled to work with the exceptional faculty, staff and students who will call the School of Public Health home."

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School of Public Health Faculty and Staff

Dean's Administration

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JIE CHEN, PHD

  • Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

Department of Biostatistics, Data Science, and Epidemiology

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Kevin Dobbin

  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics
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Philipee Gaillard

  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics
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SANTU GHOSH, PHD

  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics
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Hanwen Huang

  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics
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K.M. ISLAM, PHD

  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
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BAN MAJEED, PHD

  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
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LORRIANE ODHIAMBO, PHD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
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Dustin Pluta

  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
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YOON HO SEOL, PHD

  • Associate Professor, Public Health Informatics
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YANG SHI, PHD

  • Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Data Science
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HONGYAN XU, PHD

  • Professor, Genomics/Data Science/Biostatistics
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LI FANG ZHANG, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Department of Health Management, Economics, and Policy

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Raphael Agbali

  • Assistant Professor, Health Promotion
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BENJAMIN ANSA, PHD

  • Assistant Professor, Chronic Disease Prevention & Control
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ANDREW BALAS, PHD, MD

  • Professor, Public Health Impact of Biomedical Research
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CATHERINE CLARY, JD

  • Assistant Professor, Rural Health
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Nicholas Colgrove

  • Assistant Professor, Bioethics
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BIPLAB DATTA, PHD

  • Assistant Professor, Global Health/Health Disparities
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GIANLUCA DELEO, PHD, MBA

  • Professor and Interim Chair, Health Management/Digital Health
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VAHÉ HEBOYAN, PHD

  • Associate Professor, Health Economics and Policy
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NEIL MACKINNON, PHD

  • Professor, Health Policy
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TRAN HA NGUYEN, DPH, MPH

  • Assistant Professor, Public Health Leadership/Informatics
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JEANE SILVA, PHD

  • Associate Professor, Molecular Diagnostics
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DUSTIN TRACY, PHD

  • Assistant Professor, Health Economics and Policy
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LAURA WILLIAMSON, PHD

  • Associate Professor, Bioethics

Department of Community and Behavioral Health Sciences

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TEAL W. BENEVIDES, PHD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

  • Associate Professor, Autism/Related Developmental Conditions
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DEBORAH JEHU, PHD

  • Assistant Professor, Fall Prevention
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NICOLE PERITORE, PHD

  • Associate Professor, Health Promotion
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J. PAUL SEALE, MD

  • Professor, Social and Behavioral Health
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JESSICA LYNN STEWART, PHD, MPH

  • Professor, Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities
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ASHWINI TIWARI, PHD

  • Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Behavior
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MICHAEL VITACCO, PHD

  • Professor and Director IPPH, Forensic Psychology
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Lauren von Klinggraeff

  • Assistant Professor, Behavioral Health

Staff

Yara Abdelgawad

  • Research Associate

Preshit Ambade

  • Post Doc

Courtney Bentley

  • Administrative Assistant

Wendy Burnett

  • Temporary Technical/Paraprofessional

Shannon Dayton

  • Administrative Assistant

Yolanda Dortch

  • Program Coordinator

Kimberley Dyches

  • Program Coordinator

Cheryl Edelman

  • Administrative Assistant

Sarah ElLaissi Smith

  • Administrative Assistant

Katherine Hatcher

  • Research Manager

Zach Hoffman

  • Research Associate

Samah Ibrahim

  • Research Assistant

Jennifer Jaremski

  • Research Associate

Nicole Jenkins

  • Administrative Assistant

Corbin Lutier

  • Research Assistant

Shelia May

  • Business Operations Specialist

Nicholas Tarver

  • Grant Development Specialist

Christopher Turner

  • Systems Analyst

Sean Wheelin

  • Grant Development Specialist

Bobbie Wilcox

  • Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration

Kit Wootten

  • Public Health Analyst

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