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Faculty & Staff Honors

New Dean Begins at Harvard

Dr. Michelle A. Williams began serving as dean of the faculty at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on July 1. Dean Williams is an internationally renowned epidemiologist and public health scientist, an award-winning educator, and a widely recognized academic leader. Prior to becoming Dean on July 1 she was professor and chair of the department of epidemiology at Harvard Chan School and program leader of Harvard’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Center (Harvard Catalyst) Population Health and Health Disparities Research Programs.

[Photo: Dean Michelle A. Williams]

“It is my honor and privilege to be the leader of a School with which I have had a relationship as a student, alumna, faculty member, and department chair since 1986. Even though I did stray west to Seattle for a few of those years, I have benefited enormously from being a part of the Harvard Chan School community in one way or another for three decades,” Dean Williams wrote in a message to the School community on her first day as dean.

Read her entire July 1 message to the School community: