Aurora, Colo. – A distinguished epidemiologist/physician has been named dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. University of Colorado Denver Provost Roderick Nairn announced today that David C. Goff, MD, PhD, FACP, FAHA, will assume the role on June 1, 2012, replacing Interim Dean Judith Albino.
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.
“Dr. Goff is an outstanding researcher with a distinguished reputation in public health who brings a collaborative leadership style to the Colorado School of Public Health which, since its inception four years ago, has proven itself as a leader in public health education and research,” said Provost Nairn.
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.”
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.
About 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.