Enhancing Health Steering Committee

“Penn State will be a leader in promoting quality of life through comprehensive approaches to enhancing personalized and population health, achieved through a commitment to and investment in relevant research, education, clinical practice, and outreach.”

Lorah Dorn, Interim Co-Chair
Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics

Leslie Parent, Co-Chair
Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research
Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine

Joshua Smyth, Co-Chair (Sabbatical, 2017-18)
Distinguished Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Medicine, College of Health and Human Development
Associate Director of the Social Science Research Institute

Sarah Bronson, Member
Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research at the College of Medicine

Lynette Chappell-Williams, Member
Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Medicine

Vernon Chinchilli, Member
Distinguished Professor of Public Health Sciences
Chair of Public Health Sciences
Professor of Statistics

Christopher Davis, Student Member

Kathleen Keller, Member
Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences and Food Science

Cynthia Lightfoot, Member
Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Brandywine

James Marden, Member
Professor of Biology

Stephen Matthews, Member
Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography

Shane McElwee, Student Member

Alissa Meister, Student Member

Andrew Patterson, Member
Associate Professor of Molecular Toxicology

Andrew Read, Member
Evan Pugh Professor of Biology & Entomology

Cynthia Robinson, Member
Associate Dean for Library and Information Services, College of Medicine

Cara Ruggiero, Student Member

Dennis Scanlon, Member
Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Martin Sliwinski, Member
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Praveen Veerabhadrappa, Member
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Penn State Berks

Daniel Newhart, Resource Member
Office of Planning and Assessment