School of Public Health names Gange senior associate dean for academic affairs

Stephen Gange has been appointed senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. In this position, which he assumed July 1, he will oversee the major academic offices that facilitate and coordinate the education, research, and practice activities across the school.

Gange joined the Department of Epidemiology faculty in 1994 after receiving his doctorate in statistics from the University of Wisconsin. He was promoted to professor in 2007 and served as deputy chair of Epidemiology before accepting this appointment.

Gange's research focuses on quantitative methods for longitudinal epidemiological studies, evaluating therapies and biomarkers in observational settings, and HIV/AIDS. He established and directs several analysis centers, including the Women's Interagency HIV Study, the largest U.S. natural history study devoted to HIV-infected women; and the North American AIDS Consortium on Research and Design, the largest U.S.-Canadian collaboration of 23 cohort studies contributing data from more than 150,000 HIV-infected individuals.

He has been active in education initiatives, including developing and instructing a spectrum of onsite and online courses in epidemiological methods. He also is active on numerous advisory panels, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. He is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and an elected member of the American Epidemiological Society and of Delta Omega Honor Society.

Gange succeeds James Yager, who stepped down from the position on June 30, after 13 years in the role. Yager will continue to lead the accreditation efforts for the Bloomberg School and play a leadership role in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.