Strategic Plan: Initiative Leaders

Strategy Implementation Group (SIG) Leader

Jefferey L. Burgess, MD, MS, MPH

Associate Dean, Research-Public Health; Associate Dean, Research - Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

1.1 Curriculum of Tomorrow

Kevin Moynahan, MD, FACP

Deputy Dean, Education; Professor, Medicine

1.2 Personalized Learning Journey

Paul Standley, PhD

Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs and Program Evaluation; Professor, Basic Medical Sciences and Physiology

1.3 Interprofessional Education Portfolio

Daniel Derksen, MD

Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair & Director University of Arizona Center for Rural Health; Professor of Public Health; UAHS Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Outreach and Interprofessional Activities

1.4 Minimize the Debt Burden

Heather Carter, EdD

Associate Director, Arizona Center for Rural Health; Assistant Professor of Practice, Public Health

1.5 UAHS Global

Carol C. Gregorio, PhD

Vice Dean for Innovation and Development – COM – Tucson; Department Head, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Doug Taren, PhD, MS

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor in Health Promotion Sciences

2.1 Precision Health for All

Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH

Chair and Professor, Family and Community Medicine; Professor, Public Health

2.3 Substance Misuse and Addiction

Todd Vanderah, PhD

Department Head and Professor, Pharmacology; Professor, Anesthesiology and Neurology

3.1 Closing the Gap Between Cognitive Healthspan and Lifespan

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD

Director, Center for Innovation in Brain Science; Professor, Pharmacology; Professor, Neurology; Professor, Psychology; Member, Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute

3.3 Next Generation Model for Healthy Aging

Kathleen C. Insel, PhD, RN

Interim Chair, Professor in Nursing


4.1 Personalized Defense

Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD

Professor and Department Head, Immunobiology; Professor, Medicine and Nutritional Sciences; Co-Director, Arizona Center on Aging

5.1 Tech Solutions for Health

Jennifer K. Barton, PhD

Director, BIO5 Institute; Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Professor, Optical Sciences; Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering; Professor, BIO5 Institute

5.3 Health Analytics Powerhouse

Nirav C. Merchant, MS

Director, Cyber Innovation and Data Science Institute