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Dean MacKenzie

Statements & Announcements

Keshia M. Pollack Porter, PhD ’06, MPH, to lead HPM Department

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Keshia M. Pollack Porter, PhD ’06, MPH, as the next chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, effective February 15, 2022. Keshia has an outstanding record of academic accomplishments, demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities, and a bold vision for the Department’s future

Bloomberg School to Award Dean’s Medal to Barney Graham, MD, PhD

Barney Graham, MD, PhD, will be honored with the Dean’s Medal at the Vaccine Day Symposium on November 16. The Dean’s Medal is the School’s highest honor, reserved for outstanding public health researchers and practitioners who demonstrate exceptional leadership in their fields in safeguarding and improving the public’s health.

Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Please join me in honoring the Indigenous communities that have inhabited these tribal lands for more that 15,000 years as we recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day. In doing so, we work in solidarity to combat ongoing invisibility, bias, and racism that negatively impact the well-being of Indigenous peoples.

Fall Dean's Letter October 2021

The pandemic has been my greatest test as a leader, but I took comfort in knowing I wouldn’t be making decisions alone.

Reflecting on 9/11

Today is a day for reflection – reflection about a terrible day, about those whose lives were lost, and about what each of us can do separately and together to help heal the world.

COVID-19 Relief for India

As the global COVID crisis continues to unfold, we share the world’s concern and empathize as witnesses to the growing humanitarian crisis occurring in India. The country is being taxed by the extraordinary demand for limited critical resources as an overwhelming number of people are diagnosed with COVID-19 each day.