|Sandra Greene appointed interim chair of health policy and management|
|March 28, 2013|
Professor of the Practice Sandra Greene, DrPH, has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Greene brings extensive leadership and management experience to the interim chair position. She served as an executive at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for 24 years. There she rose to the rank of vice president for strategic information before leaving in 2001 to join the Health Policy and Management faculty.
As a senior research fellow and co-director of the Program on Healthcare Finance at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Greene has carried out important work and has collaborated with researchers across campus and the state. She is widely known and well-respected across North Carolina, where she plays an active policy role.
"Dr. Greene is an experienced and skillful leader who will do an excellent job guiding this very strong department over the interim period," said Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH. "She is committed to all aspects of the department's mission. With her leadership, Health Policy and Management will continue to be the dynamic, engaging and diverse community of researchers, teachers, practitioners and alumni that have made it among the most highly-ranked departments of its kind."
The appointment is effective immediately. In 2014, the Gillings School of Global Public Health will convene a new search committee to begin a focused search process for a permanent chair.
"I have tremendous admiration for the faculty and staff in this department," Greene said. "Sometimes I sit back in awe of the brain power, creativity, productivity and passion that they possess. I'm excited to serve as interim chair and am looking forward to helping us collectively take the next steps to assess where we are and where we want to go, and to decide what kind of chair we want to attract."
|Last updated March 28, 2013|