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Johns Hopkins: Faculty Named Inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Dr. Keshia Pollack Porter, a professor in the department of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed the Bloomberg School’s inaugural associate dean for faculty development. Dr. Ellen J. MacKenzie, dean of the Bloomberg School, announced the appointment on February 1. Dr. Pollack Porter assumes the role on July 1.

In her new role, Dr. Pollack Porter will develop initiatives to enhance the faculty experience, maximize productivity and promote retention. She will continue in her role as professor.

Dr. Pollack Porter, a leading scholar in using tools such as health impact assessments to advance policies that create safe and healthy environments where people live, work, play and travel, joined the Bloomberg School in 2006. She directs the Institute for Health and Social Policy and is a member of the leadership teams for the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Center for Health Disparities Solutions. Dr. Pollack Porter is known for her commitment to effective mentoring of young faculty and students and has experience in developing mentoring initiatives for both centers. She currently co-directs the Investigator Development Core of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Bloomberg School. In her new role, Dr. Pollack Porter will work closely with Dr. Janet DiPietro, vice dean for research and faculty.

[Photo: Dr. Pollack Porter]