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Dean Jonathan Samet, MD, MS

ColoradoSPH Dean Jonathan Samet

The Colorado School of Public Health Dean Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, was appointed by the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Provost in July 2017​ and assumed the role October 1, 2017. 

As Dean, Dr. Samet oversees the academic and administrative management of the collaborative school of public health, working closely with institutional leaders from across the school's three campuses. He is supported by Executive Assistant Elizabeth Wyatt, and has guidance and support from a senior administrative team of associate deans and directors. 

Dr. Samet also holds an appointment as Professor within the school's Departments of Epidemiology and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Trained as a pulmonary physician and epidemiologist, his research focuses on the health risks of inhaled pollutants—particles and ozone in outdoor and indoor pollutants including secondhand smoke and radonHe has also investigated the occurrence and causes of cancer and respiratory diseases, emphasizing the risks of active and passive smoking.  

Dr. Samet and staff maintain offices on the 3rd floor of Historic Fitzsimons Building on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. 


School Deans & Campus Directors


Jonathan Samet, MD, MS​
Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health
Interim Assistant: Margaret Chiu,​, 303.724.4450

Associate Dean for Research​​

Teresa Sharp, MEd, PhD​

Interim Director, Colorado School of Public Health at UNC

Lori A. Crane, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs​


Carolyn DiGuiseppi, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean for Faculty


Christine Gillen, MS
Associate Dean for Administration & Finance

Colorado School of Public Health

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