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A Tale of Three Chairs

Meet the New Chairs

David Peters, MD, DrPH ’93, MPH, an expert in the development, monitoring and evaluation of health systems in low-income countries, has been named the Edgar Berman Professor and chair of International Health. As director of the Department’s Health Systems Program since 2009, he led projects aimed at solving policy issues and improving health systems performance worldwide.

Marsha Wills-Karp, PhD, a leader in the study of the molecular mechanisms of asthma, became chair of Environmental Health Sciences in March 2012. Previously, she was a professor and founding director of the Division of Immunobiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

M. Daniele Fallin, PhD, an internationally known genetic epidemiologist with a focus on understanding the interplay between genes and environmental risk factors for neuropsychiatric disorders, has been appointed Sylvia and Harold Halpert Professor and chair of Mental Health. Her areas of expertise include autism spectrum disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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