University Health

University HealthThe University Health Focus Area is composed of experts from across the University who recommend public health actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Focus Area Roster

Primary Focus Area Leader

Steve Deck, DM, MBA, ARM, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Director, Department of Environmental Health and Safety
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Deputy Focus Area Leader

Marianne Cloeren, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP
Associate Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Focus Area Members

Patty Alvarez, PhD
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
Office of Academic Affairs

Laura A. Cathcart, PhD
Office of Emergency Management
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Louis G. DePaola, DDS, MS
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Professor, Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Barbara Gontrum
Senior Associate Dean
Maryland Carey School of Law

Amanda Lehning, MSW, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor
University of Maryland, School of Social Work

Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy

 

Staff Senate Representative

Gregory A. Brightbill, MBA, MEd
Leadership Education & Involvement Program Specialist
Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
University of Maryland, Baltimore

USGA Representative

Kaila Noland, USGA VP, PhD
Candidate in Molecular Medicine (Grad School, GPILS)

Niharika Khanna, MD, MBBS, DGO
Professor, Family and Community Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Ann Mech, JD, MS, RN
Director Legal Affairs
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Mark D. Macek, D.D.S., Dr.P.H.
Assistant Dean for Curriculum Innovation and Scholarship
Professor, Department of Dental Public Health
Director, Office of Instructional Evaluation
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Public Health
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Donna L. Parker, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
University of Maryland School of Medcine

Dawn Shafer, LCSW-C
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
University of Maryland School of Social Work

Kerri A. Thom, MD, MS
Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health and Medicine
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
University of Maryland School of Medicine

 


Legal Advisors

Alana Kyriakakis, JD
University Counsel
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Irma Robins, JD, MBA
Deputy General Counsel
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore