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 Department of Epidemiology. 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 radon. He 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 Building 500 on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
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