Dr. Joshi Appointed Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Appointment of Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
May 15, 2014

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Ashish Joshi on his new appointment as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the CUNY SPH. Dr. Joshi is a physician and a public health academic who has gained national and international prominence in the area of health informatics. He completed his medical degree at the Punjabi University in India, his MPH in Epidemiology Research at Boston University and his Ph.D in health informatics at the University of Texas. He currently holds an academic position at the Center for Global Health and Development as the Director of the Center for Program Informatics at the College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration. Dr. Joshi is actively funded by the AHRQ and the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation to conduct research and evaluation focused on the application of informatics in population health. Dr. Joshi is a well published researcher with more than 65 publications in peer reviewed literature and has presented his work widely, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Joshi was selected for this position based on his strong evidence of success in mentoring students during his career and in engaging them successfully as an instructor and educator at the University of Maryland, Nebraska and in India. Many students that he has mentored and supported have also been engaged in his successful research and service programs with a significant percentage authoring and co-authoring papers published in the literature. The search committee at the CUNY SPH were impressed by his vision of creating a student focused environment within the SPH with special emphasis on research participation, service and entrepreneurship. Many of the comments I received by faculty who met him during his visit focused on his innovative model, his integrative concepts and his energy. This is best reflected in the fact that Dr. Joshi, so early in his career, received the Mahatma Gandhi award in 2013 at the House of Lords in London, England awarded to Indians demonstrating the highest level of excellence in their own fields overseas. We are very proud that Dr. Joshi has accepted to join our School and have tremendous expectations that he will be able to energize the student body to participate to the highest level in all activities and opportunities available to them at CUNY and in the great city of New York.

Ayman El-Mohandes, MBBCh, MD, MPH