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Colorado School of Public Health welcomes new dean

April 4, 2012

A distinguished epidemiologist/physician has been named dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. David C. Goff, MD, PhD, FACP, FAHA will assume the role on June 1, 2012, replacing Interim Dean Judith Albino.

David GoffFrom the Wake Forest School of Medicine

Goff comes to the Colorado School of Public Health from Wake Forest School of Medicine where he is the chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention in the Division of Public Health Sciences, as well as a professor of public health sciences and internal medicine. His research interests include prevention and understanding of heart disease and stroke with a focus on issues related to diabetes.

“We are looking forward to working with Dr. Goff to continue building this outstanding collaborative school of public health,” said Lorann Stallones, director of the Graduate Degree Program in Public Health for the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University.

Three state campuses

Faculty and students at the Colorado School of Public Health are located on three state campuses - the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. Research on the health issues facing communities and the state is strengthened by this cross-state focus allowing education and research studies to touch many Coloradans.

“Faculty, staff and students at the Colorado School of Public Health have done an impressive job in setting the foundation for this young school,” said Goff. “I’m looking forward to building upon that strength to advance our mission of improving the overall health of people and communities in the state and the region.”

David Goff

Goff’s 19 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. Goff’s leadership the Colorado School of Public Health will continue to play a key role in helping identify effective strategies to improve the health of our communities.

The Colorado School of Public Health

The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country and providing a vital contribution toward ensuring our region’s health and well being. Collaboratively formed by the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues, including chronic disease, access to health care, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries.