Professors Carolyn Gotay and Chris Lovato confirmed as interim co-directors


Professors Carolyn Gotay and Chris Lovato start today as the interim co-directors of the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH).
Dr. Gotay, an expert in cancer prevention and control, is also director of the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention and previously served as interim director in 2011. She said she was glad to have exceptional faculty, staff, and student resources to work with.

“It’s a privilege to help to steer the SPPH ship during this exciting period of transition for the School, the Faculty of Medicine, and the University.”
Co-director Dr. Carolyn Gotay

 Dr. Lovato focuses her scholarship on conducting health research and evaluation that informs decision-making. Her research has looked into effectiveness of community health initiatives, health services, and medical education. She has previously served as the Founding Director of the Evaluation Studies Unit in the Faculty of Medicine.  She said she was looking forward to working with faculty, staff, and students in this role.

“We have a very bright and talented group of people in SPPH.  I believe that together we can move forward and help each other be the best we can.”
Co-director Dr. Chris Lovato

 The co-directors will serve until a new director is appointed.

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