Susan J. Curry, Ph.D.
Dean, The University of Iowa College of Public Health
After obtaining her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of New Hampshire in 1981, Dr. Curry completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington. She then moved to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where she was a scientist in the country's first Cancer Prevention Research Unit. From the late-1980's until joining UIC in 2001, Dr. Curry was professor of health services in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington and senior investigator and director at the Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative.
As director of the Institute for Health Research and Policy at UIC, Dr. Curry has an outstanding track record of fostering cross-campus collaboration on health research, faculty mentoring, collaborating with colleges and departments for faculty recruitment, and ensuring the intellectual and administrative infrastructure that supports six affiliated centers and programs. The Institute has over 100 collaborating faculty from 39 departments, representing 11 colleges. In addition to collaborating faculty, more than 100 academic professionals work at the Institute in support of more than 70 research projects.