Harvard appoints health economist Kim as interim dean of Chan School

Harvard University has appointed health economist Jane Kim as interim dean of the Chan School of Public Health.

In a note to staff and students, Harvard President-elect Claudine Gay announced the appointment of Kim, who starts work in the role on July 1.

Kim is currently dean for academic affairs, and is the K.T. Li Professor of Health Economics.

Her research focuses on the development and application of mathematical modeling methods to evaluate health policy issues related to women’s health. She has developed and used models to perform cost-effectiveness analyses of cervical cancer screening strategies in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong, and less developed regions.

In her previous work in the Dean’s office, Kim has worked to support junior faculty, enhance course offerings, and to develop research priorities. She has also been active in expanding knowledge of health policy issues, specifically those related to women’s health.