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Biography of the Dean

David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD

David C. Goff, Jr. | Dean
Dean David C. Goff, Jr.

David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD, FACP, FAHA, became Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health June 1, 2012. Prior to his role as Dean, Dr. Goff served as the Department Chair of Epidemiology and Prevention in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

In addition to his role as Dean, Dr. Goff is a professor of epidemiology. His research interests include studying the causes and prevention of heart disease and stroke with a focus on issues related to lipids, blood pressure, and diabetes. Dr. Goff earned a BS from Duke University, MD from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center.

Dr. Goff’s 20 years of research, teaching, administration, community outreach and advocacy have earned him opportunities to serve on prominent committees with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and the Institute of Medicine. He has been active in supporting work that has a definite impact on public health, including cardiovascular disease. Under Goff’s leadership the Colorado School of Public Health will continue to play a key role in helping identify effective strategies to improve the health of Colorado and global communities.

For information academic and research information, visit Dr. Goff's faculty profile with the Department of Epidemiology.

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