Tara Sabo-Attwood, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of environmental and global health, has been named the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ associate dean for faculty development, cultural affairs and wellness programs.
In this newly-created position, Sabo-Attwood will be responsible for supporting the PHHP community through a variety of functions that focus on shaping and sustaining the college’s culture. Key activities will center on the college’s initiatives in diversity, equity and inclusion, and include the development of new faculty mentoring programs. In the spirit of advocating for attainable actions for inclusivity, Sabo-Attwood will work closely with the college’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee as well as leadership at the university, college, department and individual levels.
Sabo-Attwood led the creation of the college’s wellness program, Promoting Happy, Healthy People, which launched last year. The program offers a comprehensive platform to encourage faculty, staff and students to engage in activities that will benefit their overall health and wellbeing. As associate dean, Sabo-Attwood will continue leadership of the wellness program, including collecting and managing wellness metrics in order to meet the wellness needs of the college community.
“I am excited about this new role to help build and shape the ongoing work by PHHP in order to advance a more inclusive, diverse and healthy community,” she said.