College of Public Health Deans
Dean Susan J. Curry, Ph.D.
Susan J. Curry was appointed dean of the UI College of Public Health on August 1, 2008. She is recognized internationally for expertise in behavioral science and translation of research findings into health policy. Her extensive research in tobacco includes studies of motivation to quit smoking, randomized trials of promising smoking cessation and prevention interventions, evaluations of the use and cost effectiveness of tobacco cessation treatments under different health insurance plans, and health care costs and utilization associated with tobacco cessation. Dr. Curry’s research also encompasses studies of dietary change, modification of risky drinking patterns, and methods of increasing compliance with recommended cancer screening. She has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on 30 grants funded by NIH, CDC, and major foundations.
Christopher G. Atchison, M.P.A. - Associate Dean for Public Health Practice
The associate dean for public health practice has primary responsibility for representing the college in this area within the state, nationally, and internationally, and also directs the Institute for Public Health Practice, which manages the college’s public health practice outreach and training activities.
Ann M. Coady - Associate Dean for Administration
The associate dean for administration manages the fiscal, human resources, facilities, and administrative activities of the college. The associate dean also advises the dean in relation to policy and planning for programs, instruction, research, and service activities.