John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Dean Jerris Hedges has been named one of America’s most “awesome” deans in Public Health.
JABSOM’s Public Health program offers Master’s Degrees in epidemiology, health policy and management, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and social and behavioral health sciences. The department also awards doctoral degrees, including those focusing on community-based and translational research (DrPH) and epidemiology (PhD).
The list of “Awesome Deans of Public Health”, released at the end of 2012, explained its choice of Dr. Hedges and the other list-making deans this way: “As with any degree program, the credentials of faculty members including Deans and Director’s of the college are crucial for the success of the program. The criteria for our 100 Awesome Deans & Directors of Public Health list was based on the reputation of the institution along with the personal achievements of each person. Whether #1 or #100, they are all fantastic”.