By Jackson Holtz / UW News
Hilary Godwin has been named the next dean of the University of Washington’s School of Public Health, President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty announced today. Her appointment, set to begin July 15, 2018, is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents.
Godwin currently is professor and associate dean in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is nationally recognized for her teaching and leadership, in addition to her interdisciplinary, collaborative research on nanotoxicology and the chemistry of lead poisoning and its impact on public health.
“We are enthusiastic that Dr. Godwin will join our university-wide work on population health. She has the remarkable ability to work across disciplines and perspectives. She understands the role that everyone — faculty, students and staff — can play in our vision to create a world in which all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives,” said Baldasty.