Christopher King PhD ’13, who earned his doctoral degree in health services research from the University of Maryland School of Public Health, has been named as the inaugural dean of the Georgetown School of Health.
Dr. King is associate professor and chair of Georgetown’s Department of Health Systems Administration at the School of Nursing & Health Studies and has served as a Health Policy and Management lecturer for the UMD School of Public Health since 2014.
Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Dr. King served as the first Assistant Vice President of Community Health for MedStar Health while he was pursuing his doctoral degree at UMD. Dr. King’s dissertation focused on racial/ethnic disparities in cancer research and care, and was advised by Professor Jie Chen.
“When I first met Chris, I knew he was going far,” Dr. Chen reflected. “He is a natural leader and I saw a passion in his heart to change the world by finding creative solutions. Our department and I could not be prouder of the work he has accomplished promoting health equity and know that he will continue to do great things.
- Department of Health Policy and Management
- Center for Health Equity