May 4, 2023—Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community,
I write to announce that Jane Kim, dean for academic affairs and K.T. Li Professor of Health Economics, has agreed to serve as interim dean of the Harvard Chan School, effective July 1.
A member of the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Center for Health Decision Science, Jane is a highly regarded colleague, mentor, and leader. Since 2020, through her work in the dean’s office, she has helped to augment support for junior faculty, to strengthen educational offerings, and to articulate and develop research priorities. At the same time, she has expanded knowledge of health policy issues related to women’s health and has built partnerships between Harvard and the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute, among others. Her ability to imagine, create, and sustain connections will serve her well as she serves the School.
Please join me in thanking Jane for assuming a vital leadership role as our search for a permanent dean continues.