Augusta University will soon welcome Teresa M. Waters, PhD, as the inaugural dean of the new School of Public Health. Waters, who will begin in her new role on Aug. 1, currently serves at the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health as the chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, Charles T. Wethington Jr. Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences and interim director of the Center for Health Services Research, Implementation Science, and Policy.

"I’m honored to serve as the inaugural dean at Augusta University’s School of Public Health and thrilled to work with the exceptional faculty, staff and students who will call the School of Public Health home."

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