Search Committee for New Department Chair Named

Claire Brindis

School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD recently announced the launch of the formal search for a new chair for the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

Claire Brindis, DrPH, director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, is chairing the search committee and the following people are also serving on the committee:

Nancy Adler, PhD, director, Center for Health and Community

Atul Butte, MD, PhD, director, Institute for Computational Health Sciences

Michael Cabana, MD, MPH, chief, Division of General Pediatrics; professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Daniel Dohan, PhD, deputy director and training director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies; co-director of the UCSF-UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy

Maria Glymour, ScD, MS, associate professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Kevin Grumbach, MD, chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Mounira Kenaani, MBA, director, Finance and Administration, Department of Dermatology

Chuck McCulloch, PhD, vice chair, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics; head, Division of Biostatistics

Thomas Newman, MD, MPH, professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH, professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Neil Powe, MD, MPH, MBA, chief of medical services, Zuckerberg San Francisco General; vice chair, Department of Medicine

Neil Risch, PhD, director, Institute for Human Genetics

Mary Whooley, MD, professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics; director, Cardiac Rehabilitation for the San Francisco VA Health Care System

Deborah Reiter and Pamela Chu from the Dean’s Office will serve as staff for the search committee.

In an email to members of the department, King wrote, “In terms of setting expectations, please know that the search must be conducted in a highly confidential manner to protect the applicants, and it is very common for Chair searches to extend several months to a year. As such, it is unlikely you will hear much about the progress of the search until the later stages.”