January 31, 2014
Dear students, colleagues and staff:
I am delighted to announce that Don Operario is the Graduate School's first Associate Dean of Master's Education. This new position is an early initiative of Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown, and evidence of the University's commitment to graduate education. In the planning process, both the administrative and faculty committees on master's education recommended a dedicated dean for master's education.
At the Graduate School, Dr. Operario will oversee all aspects of master's education, be an important member of the Graduate School's leadership team and interact with students from a quickly growing segment of the Brown community. His appointment to this part time position is effective February 1.
Dr. Operario is Associate Professor of Public Health and serves as the Director of Graduate Studies in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention, a master's program in the School of Public Health. He came to Brown from the faculty of the University of Oxford, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, and has also worked at the University of California San Francisco's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies - Department of Medicine. He conducts research addressing both U.S. domestic and international public health issues.
He was trained as a Social and Health Psychologist, receiving the BA from UCLA and both the Master of Science and doctoral degrees from University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UC San Francisco.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Operario on his new role.
Peter M. Weber
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Chemistry