Committee on the Advancement of Women Faculty (CAWF)

Current Members
Mariam Krikorian Atkinson, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management and Policy
Caroline Buckee, Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Smita Gopinath, Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Sheila Isanaka, Associate Professor of Nutrition
Erica Kenney, Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition
William Mair, Associate Professor of Molecular Metabolism
Nick Menzies, Associate Professor of Global Health
Carmen Messerlian, Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology
Lorelei Mucci, Professor of Epidemiology

Ex officio Members
Jennifer Ivers, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Jane Kim, Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Health Decision Science



To address issues of concern to women faculty at the school: to promote the career advancement of women by addressing such issues as recruitment, promotion, retention, and tenure; to promote equity in salary, space, and resources; to promote a positive professional work environment; to address issues related to the perception of women in the sciences; to address issues related to parenting; to serve as a liaison with the HSPH Faculty Council and other groups within the Longwood area and university on concerns of mutual interest; and to serve in an advisory capacity by reviewing policies and recommending changes, if warranted, to the deans and administration of the school. The Committee on the Concerns of Women Faculty was established in 1992; the charge was revised in 2006 and the committee renamed in 2014 to the Committee on the Advancement of Women Faculty.