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Faculty & Staff Honors

CUNY Hires Assistant Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs

Dr. Ashish Joshi, a public health informatics researcher was appointed as the first assistant dean of Student and Alumni Affairs at the CUNY School of Public Health. He has shown strong evidence of success in mentoring students during his career and in engaging them successfully as an instructor and educator at the University of Maryland, Nebraska and in India. Dr. Joshi has successfully mentored many students. His goal is to create a student focused environment within the CUNY SPH with special emphasis on research participation, service, and entrepreneurship.


Dr. Joshi blends his clinical medicine training with biomedical, public health, and computer science and engineering research. He has gained national and international prominence in the area of health informatics with a special emphasis on design and evaluation of interactive, technology-mediated, multifaceted interventions to address health disparities in diverse settings. He has been involved in several public health interventions using evidence-based, culturally relevant, and cost-effective innovative informatics approaches to improve population health outcomes in various global settings.

Dr. Joshi previously worked at the Center for Global Health and Development as the director of the Center for Program Informatics at the College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center and an assistant professor in the department of health services administration. Prior to that, he was a research assistant professor at the School of Information Systems at University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Dr. Joshi is well published with more than 70 publications in peer reviewed literature and has presented his work both nationally and internationally. His research projects in the US, Nigeria, India, and Brazil were actively funded by the AHRQ, US Department of Veteran Affairs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ministry of Health, Brazil, and Government of India. He has also been funded by several private foundations and industries to conduct research and evaluation focused on the application of informatics in population health.

He completed his medical degree at the Punjabi University in India, his MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Boston University and his PhD in health informatics at the University of Texas, Houston.