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Ginger Fisher, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Pre-Professional Advising
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Prior to joining Brown, Dean Fisher served as Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Master’s in Biomedical Science program at the University of Northern Colorado. Her early research focused on the physiology of aquatic organisms, but she moved to research in the area of bioeducation where she examined the impact of course-based undergraduate research experiences on students’ attitudes, science identity, and sense of belonging. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Fisher has been advising pre-health students at both the graduate and undergraduate level for more than 20 years. She was responsible for the creation and implementation of the Master’s in Biomedical Science degree program at the University of Northern Colorado and served as its director since its inception. In this role, she has helped to guide students as they complete their journey to a career in healthcare. Dean Fisher earned her B.A. in Biology and B.S. in Environmental Health from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her M.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Biology with a specialization in Aquatic Physiological Ecology from Wake Forest University. 


Jamall Pollock, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the College
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As Associate Dean of the College, Jamall collaborates closely with colleagues both within and outside of the College to develop and execute cohort-based learning opportunities for students from historically marginalized identities, with a focus on men of color. He also works to advance equity and access in specific programmatic areas within his portfolio, in close partnership with other advising deans and professional staff. Like all academic deans, Jamall provides academic advising and support for undergraduates.

Jamall Pollock is a licensed social worker in New York and Rhode Island who worked at Brown Counseling and Psychological Services for approximately eight years. He has held adjunct instructor positions at Rhode Island College, Yeshiva University, Hunter College, and Columbia University. Jamall obtained his Ph.D. and Master’s in Social Work from Yeshiva University, and completed his undergraduate degree at Williams College. Before his work at Brown, Jamall designed educational programming for an out-of-school program focused on preparing New York City high school students of color for admission into selective colleges. He has also worked as a high school teacher, academic advisor, and athletics coach in NYC area private schools.

Allan R. Tunkel, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.C.P.
Professor of Medicine and Medical Science (Retired)
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Dr. Allan Tunkel received his Ph.D. and M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School in 1980 and 1984, respectively, where he was elected to membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency and served a chief residency at the Hospital of the Medical College of Pennsylvania. During his fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center Dr. Tunkel pursued an interest in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of bacterial meningitis and central nervous system infections. Since then, he has authored or co-authored more than 280 publications in his fields of interest and chaired the Infectious Diseases Society of America Practice Guideline Committee. He was previously at Drexel University College of Medicine where his roles included Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine, Associate Dean for Admissions, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Campuses, and Faculty Councilor of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. From 2006 through 2013 he was Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ. In 2013, he began his appointment at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and retired in May 2022 from his role as the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education. In that role, Dr. Tunkel had responsibility for all aspects of undergraduate medical education, including admissions, financial aid, the medical school curriculum and student affairs, as well as the Program in Liberal Medical Education and several Masters programs. 


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