Happy 2022 to you all! As of January 3, our Masters in Health Data Science (MiHDaS) program is accepting applications – it’s so exciting to see this vision realized after so many months of work! We also begin the new year with Scarlett Gomez in place as our new Vice Chair for Faculty Development. As ever, our department is making meaningful contributions to public health debates – to take but one example, three of our faculty members, Margaret Handley, Paul Wesson and Yulin Hswen, authored a piece in the Annual Review of Public Health on how to make the most of Big Data without inadvertently locking disparities in place. Our staff continues to exceed job descriptions, too, and behind each one of these accomplishments are many hard-working, inspired staff members. Thanks to all of you for doing what you do!
- Kirsten