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  • Undergraduate degree from Ohio University
  • Graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medical
  • Residency in internal medicine at Indiana University
  • Fellowship in infectious diseases at Indiana University
  • Dually boarded in infectious diseases and internal medicine
  • Master’s degree in preventive medicine/epidemiology from the University of Iowa
  • Master of the American College of Physicians

Career Highlights

  • 14th dean of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (2012 to present)
  • Previously served as the chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2003 to 2012)
  • Associate dean for Primary Care (1997 to 2003) and division chair for General Internal Medicine (1996 to 2003) at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Prior to that, a member of the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Medicine

Service Highlights

  • Serves on the Board of the Association of Professors of Medicine
  • Nationally-recognized expert in several areas including epidemiologic and health outcomes research
  • Currently the principal investigator on a multimillion dollar National Institute of Health grant, “Building Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health”
  • Primary research focus is women’s health

Honor Highlights

  • Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society
  • Recipient of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Shepard Award for Excellence in Scientific Achievement
  • Repeatedly listed among the “Best Doctors in America”
  • Awarded Distinguished Faculty status at Michigan State University