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The Colorado School of Public Health announced that Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH is the new chair for the Department of Community and Behavioral Health effective April 15.

“Dr. Bull’s academic career displays a strong commitment to excellence in public health research, teaching and practice,” states Dean David C. Goff, Jr. MD, PhD. “Recognized as an international leader in technology based health promotion, Dr. Bull is at the forefront of 21st century public health practice, a position which will serve the department and school well.”

As a professor of Community and Behavioral Health, Bull has focused on the development and testing of behavioral interventions for health promotion using technology. She is involved in maternal, child and adolescent health projects utilizing mobile phones and text messaging, social networking sites and the Internet. She also has been involved with prevention of chronic illness and promotion of self-management behaviors such as nutrition and physical activity using computer kiosks with Denver area Latinos.

“I am honored for the opportunity to lead such an accomplished and dedicated faculty, and to step into a role so capably carried out by Dr. Crane before me. I am committed to supporting our faculty in continued excellence and to helping guide our department in exciting new collaborations in the coming years.”

Outgoing chair Lori A. Crane, PhD, recently became the school’s new associate dean for Academic Affairs.

“Sheana assumes the role of chair at an exciting time for our department and school,” said Crane. “I am confident in her ability to continue building a collaborative faculty across our three campuses and lead our department into its next stage of development.”

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health in the Colorado School of Public Health brings together faculty members from multiple social and behavioral science disciplines. The department focuses on using scientific evidence and community collaboration to assess community needs and develop programs and policies that promote health, prevent disease, and enhance quality of life. The department is home to faculty across the school’s three collaborating universities, and offers educational programs in community and behavioral health and maternal and child health.

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