Ron Aubert, interim dean of the School of Public Health

Ronald Aubert, Brown’s Dean of the School of Public Health while Dr. Ashish Jha is in Washington, DC

Ronald Aubert will serve as Dean of the School of Public Health, held by Dr. Ashish Jha while Jha is taking the place of White House coronavirus response coordinator.

Aubert is Visiting Professor of the Practice of Race and Ethnicity, CSREA and The School of Public Health. He is also a Faculty Director of the Presidential Scholars Program at Brown University.

Prior to joining Brown he has worked as Director of Research Strategy in the Data Generation and Observational Studies group at Bayer Healthcare, LLC; Chief Science Officer and lead scientist for Research and Evaluation Analytics, LLC; Vice President of Advanced Analytics in Medco Health Solutions’ Department of Advanced Clinical Services and Research; Senior Health Care Analyst at the Aetna Center for Health Care Research; and a Commander for the U.S. Public Health Service, Chief of the Epidemiology Section, Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

He has held appointments at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina; Rutgers School of Public Health and Emory University School of Medicine. He received a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College, an M.S.P.H. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed the Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship at the CDC.

Dr. Jha started his new role in Washington, DC this week.

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