Dr. David B. Allison, a renowned scientist and researcher, is expected to bring a cross-disciplinary approach to research in his new role as dean of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. The appointment was approved today by the IU Board of Trustees at its meeting in South Bend, IN.
[Photo: Dr. David B. Allison]
Dr. Allison, former associate dean for research and science in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine. One of the most prestigious medical societies in the world, the academy serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the nation and the international community. Dr. Allison will be the third active National Academy of Medicine fellow at Indiana University Bloomington.
He will begin his new position August 15.
“David Allison will continue to propel the School of Public Health-Bloomington forward, advancing the school’s research profile, positive impact on education and community engagement,” said Ms. Lauren Robel, IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President. “His research in the sciences and expertise in the areas of obesity and prevention align perfectly with our state’s health mission and partnerships with organizations throughout Indiana.”