Dean's Office

Dean Barbara K. Rimer

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH
Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor
170 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
135 Dauer Drive

  • Leads and guides School operations and activities, including research, academic programs, accreditation, service and outreach, fundraising, and planning and evaluation
  • Responsible for annual budget submission and other critical activities
  • Oversees hiring of new chairs, mentoring and chairs’ reviews
  • Encourages and facilitates institutional collaborations
  • Member of the Provost’s Deans’ Council
  • Champions and represents the School around the University, state and world
  • Currently, also chair of President’s Cancer Panel
  • Read Dean Rimer’s Blog, “Monday Morning”, here

Elizabeth French, MA
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives
138 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
135 Dauer Drive

  • Works across School to help plan, implement and communicate about initiatives, collaborations and partnerships (e.g. Gillings Global Gateway, CEPH, diversity)
  • Manages programs and coordinates special committees and initiatives, including SPH2020. Plays key role on new SPH2020 task forces.
  • Provides editorial support on School documents, webpages, brochures and other materials
  • Facilitates committee management and nominations of SPH faculty and staff for key University and School-wide awards, such as distinguished professorships as well as from other organizations (e.g. ASPPH).
  • Member, Coordination Group

Angelica Figueroa
Executive Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400

  • Provides calendar support for the dean
  • Manages Dean’s Office daily operations
  • Addresses general queries for Dean’s Office
  • Manages requests for support letters and recommendations
  • Supports Dean’s Office committees and high-level visits and non-academic position searches
  • Member, SPHA CAU Action Team

Pamela Lee, MA
Administrative Assistant
170 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7400

  • Provides calendar support for the dean and associate dean of academic affairs
  • Administrative support within the Dean’s Office, including document processing, copy editing, data entry and reception
  • Coordinates and supports activities of CEPH Self-Study Committees, MPH Core Planning Committee, GO MPH Planning team and other committees
  • Manages scheduling of Dean’s conference room (171 Rosenau Hall)
  • Issues Dean’s Office visitor parking passes
  • Member, SPH CAU Action Team