Jane Kim Appointed Interim Dean

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CHDS faculty Jane Kim, Dean for Academic Affairs and K.T. Li Professor of Health Economics, has accepted the role of interim dean at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Kim’s new role will begin when Dean Michelle A. Williams steps down on July 1, 2023.

In her current position, Kim has been dedicated to supporting junior faculty, strengthening educational offerings, and articulating and developing research priorities. In addition to this role, Kim serves as a member of the Committee on Higher Degrees in Health Policy in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and has previously served as chair of the Faculty Council, chair of the Committee on the Advancement of Women Faculty, and as a member of the Committee on Education Policy.

Kim’s research focuses on the development and application of mathematical modeling methods to evaluate health policy issues related to women’s health. She has developed and used models to perform cost-effectiveness analyses of cervical cancer screening strategies globally. Her methodological interests include integrating different methods of operations research to inform health decision-making in low-resource settings, such as packaging health services at opportune moments and quantifying the impacts of budget and human resource constraints on program effectiveness and feasibility.

Kim received a master’s degree in health policy and management from the Harvard Chan School in 2001 and a PhD in health policy from Harvard University in 2005.

CHDS warmly congratulates Jane on her new role!

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