Dr. Pamela A. Ohman Strickland has been appointed associate dean for student affairs for the Rutgers School of Public Health, effective July 1. As associate dean for student affairs, Dr. Ohman Strickland will oversee a number of critical services for the School of Public Health, including admissions; enrollment and registrar functions; student advocacy and wellness; recruitment; and standards of integrity and professionalism for public health students.
Dr. Ohman Strickland’s experience as a distinguished teacher, an active researcher, and a successful mentor qualify her to serve as an advocate for the student population at the Rutgers School of Public Health. She recently served as associate dean for the School’s New Brunswick Campus, and was responsible for admissions and student services for the School’s main campus. Dr. Ohman Strickland has published more than 100 manuscripts in professional journals and has served on several grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. As a faculty member in biostatistics, her research has focused on analysis with small samples, categorical data, and clustered randomized trials as well as statistical applications in both acute and chronic environmental exposure and disease, cancer prevention, family medicine and emergency medicine. .
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to be an advocate for students,” said Dr. Ohman Strickland. “I look forward to working with our student leaders and student affairs staff, as well as Dean Ahluwalia and the faculty, to design and execute a comprehensive vision for student affairs that supports and enhances the academic experience at the School of Public Health.”
Dr. Ohman Strickland has been recognized by students and faculty alike. She received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School’s Student Government Association and a New Jersey Health Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and is a member of the Stuart D. Cook Master Educators Guild of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
“Building on her exemplary service as a campus associate dean and her work as chair of the admissions committee, as well as a teacher and mentor, Dr. Ohman Strickland brings an impressive breadth of experience to this leadership role,” said Dean Jasjit S. Ahluwalia of the Rutgers School of Public Health. “The appointment of Pamela A. Ohman Strickland as our associate dean for student affairs, a new position for School, will help us to even further enhance the experience of our students through her strong student advocacy and continuous quality improvement skills.”
Dr. Ohman Strickland is an associate professor in the department of biostatistics at the Rutgers School of Public Health and holds a secondary appointment in the department of family medicine at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.