Dr. Lisako J. McKyer has been appointed senior associate dean for climate and diversity at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. She will report to Dean John August and will work closely with faculty and staff leadership to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace. Dr. McKyer will assume authority in the dean’s absence as academic leader of the school.
“Dr. McKyer has an exemplary record of leadership, scholarship and mentoring at Texas A&M University, and I deeply appreciate her willingness to take on this new senior leadership role,” said Dean August.
Dr. McKyer is a professor in the School of Public Health’s department of health promotion and community health sciences and is associate director of the Center for Community Health Development. She holds joint appointments in the College of Medicine, and College of Education and Human Development. She is president-elect of the American Academy of Health Behavior, a multidisciplinary group of health behavior scholars and researchers focused on both excellence in research and the application of research to practice to improve the public’s health. She is also executive director of Health Disparities, Education, Awareness Research & Training Consortium (HDEART-C). Previously, she served as director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities-funded Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research at Texas A&M.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on August 09