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David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD

Dean Emeritus, Adjunct Professor

David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD

David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD, FACP, FAHA, was Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health from June 2012 through November 2016. Dr. Goff is now an adjunct professor of epidemiology and leads the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for the National Institutes of Health. 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.

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 continues to play a key role in helping identify effective strategies to improve the health of our communities.

Research Interests

Prevention and understanding of heart disease and stroke, with a focus on issues related to diabetes


Duke University, BS, magna cum laude, with Departmental Distinction, Chemistry

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD

University of Texas Health Science Center, PhD Epidemiology

Selected Honors and Awards

2012 Fredrick H. Epstein Memorial Lecturer, EuroPRevent 2012, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Dublin, Ireland

2012 The Russell and Elizabeth Bundy Visiting Professorship in Honor of Ross M. Tucker, MD, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville

2011 Visiting Professor and Keynote Address, 25th Annual Yash P. Kataria Internal Medicine Research Day, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina

2010 Visiting Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health and School of Medicine

2010 Public Policy Award, National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

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