Jamie Pomeranz named PHHP assistant dean of undergraduate programs

By Jill Pease

Pomeranz, Jamie
Dr. Jamie Pomeranz

Jamie Pomeranz, Ph.D., has been named the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions’ assistant dean of undergraduate programs. The director of the college’s Bachelor of Health Science program, Pomeranz has a long history with the college’s undergraduate education, including teaching and serving in leadership positions.

In his new role, Pomeranz will facilitate coordination across the college’s undergraduate majors, including the Bachelor of Health Science, the Bachelor of Health Science in communication sciences and disorders, and the Bachelor of Public Health, as well as minors and certificates. He will work closely with George, Hack, Ph.D., the college’s associate dean for educational affairs, to provide critical updates and receive strategic direction and oversight.

“I am excited for Dr. Pomeranz to bring his energy and commitment to this new role,” said Beth A. Virnig, Ph.D., M.P.H., dean of the College of Public Health and Health Professions. “He will represent the PHHP undergraduate programs throughout the university, ensuring our programs are recognized for their academic excellence and innovation. In particular, he will focus on enhancing the quality and impact of our undergraduate offerings. He will play a vital role in the growth of our enrollment, quality student experiences and program expansion.”

Pomeranz holds three degrees from the University of Florida, including a Ph.D. in rehabilitation science from the College of Public Health and Health Professions. He joined the PHHP faculty in 2004 and currently serves as a clinical professor within the department of occupational therapy. Over the past 20 years, he has taught several courses within the B.H.S. program, served as the advisor for the pre-public health concentration and acted as the B.H.S. honors program director. Additionally, Pomeranz served as director of the social and behavioral science concentration in public health.

Pomeranz is board certified in rehabilitation counseling and life care planning and has worked with people with disabilities in multiple capacities for more than 25 years.