Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

George Mason Selects NIH Executive as New Dean

Dr. Germaine M. Louis will serve as Dean for George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services starting in October 2017. The College includes the Departments of Global and Community Health, Health Administration and Policy, Nutrition and Food Studies, Social Work, Rehabilitation Sciences, and the School of Nursing.

[Photo: Dr. Germaine M. Louis]

Dr. Louis comes to George Mason from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she is Director and Senior Investigator for the Division of Intramural Population Health Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

An expert reproductive and environmental epidemiologist with a background in medical sociology and nursing, Dr. Louis will lead an integrated education and research agenda for the College of Health and Human Services, and will lead the effort to cultivate students’ understanding of complex societal and environmental problems and to critically approach solutions through a broad understanding of health.

“What excites me about the position are the faculty, the students and staff, all of whom are committed to improving the health of the many populations served by the College,” Dr. Louis said. “Another reason is the diversity of the student body and the university’s commitment to build a workforce that reflects the world we live in.”

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