The former assistant secretary for health affairs and chief medical officer for the Department of Homeland Security is joining the faculty of Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice. Dr. Alexander Garza became associate dean for public health practice and associate professor of epidemiology this fall. As an associate dean, he will focus on developing relationships between the College's faculty and students and practitioners in government and industry engaged in public health at the local, national, and international level. Dr. Garza, who received his MPH from Saint Louis University School of Public Health, will also teach and mentor students in the areas of emergency management, public health preparedness, and epidemiology. “I am very excited to be coming back to my childhood home of St. Louis and thrilled to be joining the outstanding faculty at Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice,” Dr. Garza said.