Temple University College of Public Health Dean Laura A. Siminoff has appointed Dr. David B. Sarwer in a new role as associate dean of research. Dr. Sarwer will also serve as director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE).
In this new position, Dr. Sarwer will oversee and develop all aspects of the college’s research mission, support faculty in interdisciplinary research programs, create a mentorship program and promote the college’s research work among faculty and students.
Prior to coming to the College of Public Health, Dr. Sarwer was a professor of psychology in psychiatry and surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sarwer was on the faculty of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, where along with his colleagues his research focused on the etiology and treatment of obesity. He also served as a consultant to the Center for Human Appearance at the University of Pennsylvania and held an appointment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In these roles, he directed a program of research on the psychological aspects of physical appearance.