PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Ronald Aubert has been appointed interim dean of the Brown University School of Public Health while Dr. Ashish Jha takes a short-term leave as the school’s leader for a temporary special assignment as the White House coronavirus response coordinator.
Aubert serves currently as interim associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the School of Public Health and faculty director of Brown’s Presidential Scholars Program. He also has faculty appointments in the Department of Health Services, Practice and Policy, and at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.
Brown Provost Richard M. Locke announced Aubert’s appointment in a Friday, March 25, message to the University community.
“I truly appreciate Ron’s leadership and excitement for this role,” Locke said. “The School of Public Health, which has already grown quickly since its founding in 2013, is poised to significantly expand its impact and reach through teaching, research and public service. Ron will help further the school’s progress toward its established plans for academic and operational excellence, fundraising and research space over the coming year.”