Professor of health economics and Kaiser Permanente endowed chair in health policy and management William Dow has been named UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health’s interim dean of public health.
According to a press release, Dow will assume the role beginning July 1.
Chancellor Carol Christ and Paul Alivisatos, executive vice chancellor and provost, say Dow is “a celebrated scholar of the economic aspects of health insurance, health behaviors, and health and demographic outcomes.”
Dow will serve in the interim as Dean Stefano Bertozzi exits.
“Will’s broad academic interests, coupled with his leadership within the SPH, will ensure that he provides a steady hand during this period of transition for the school,” the administration wrote.