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June 28, 2013

Gange Assumes New Role as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Stephen Gange, PhD, has been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Gange officially assumes his new duties July 1. In leading Academic Affairs, he will oversee the major academic offices of the School that serve to facilitate and coordinate the education, research, and practice activities across the School. 

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Gange joined the Johns Hopkins Department of Epidemiology faculty in 1994 after receiving his doctorate in statistics from the University of Wisconsin. He was promoted to professor in 2007 and previously served as deputy chair of the department prior to accepting this appointment.

Gange has more than 200 publications with particular research focus in quantitative methods for longitudinal epidemiological studies, evaluating therapies and biomarkers in observational settings, and HIV/AIDS. He established and directs several analysis centers including the Women's Interagency HIV Study (the largest U.S. natural history study devoted to HIV-infected women), and the North American AIDS Consortium on Research and Design (the largest U.S.-Canadian collaboration of 23 cohort studies contributing data from more than 150,000 HIV-infected individuals).  Gange has been active in education initiatives, including developing and instructing a spectrum of onsite and online courses in epidemiological methods. He is also active in numerous advisory panels, including appointment to the U.S. DHHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. He is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and elected member of both the American Epidemiological Society and Delta Omega Honor Society.

“The Bloomberg School is fortunate to have a person of Stephen’s caliber assume this important leadership role,” said Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Heath. “Stephen is an outstanding investigator, educator and administrator, and I am eager to work with him as we continue to move our School forward.”

Gange takes over for James Yager, PhD, who is stepping down as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on June 30, after 13 years in the role. As part of the transition process, Gange has been working closely with Yager as the Senior Associate Dean Designate for the past nine months.

“We owe Jim a great debt of gratitude for years of service to our School,” said Klag. “I marvel at the scope of his accomplishments and the level of attention to detail that he brings to all that he does.”

Yager will continue to lead the accreditation efforts for the Bloomberg School and play a leadership role in the Department of Environmental Science.

As a leading international authority on public health, the Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives. Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field, and educating tomorrow's scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life. Founded in 1916 as part of the Johns Hopkins University, the Bloomberg School of Public Health is the world’s oldest and largest independent school of public health.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health media contact: Tim Parsons at 410-955-7619 or tmparson@jhsph.edu.