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Donna Petersen makes 21st most awesome dean of public health

Donna Petersen, public health dean

Donna Petersen, ScD, dean of the USF College of Public Health, ranked 21st on the “100 Awesome Deans of Public Health” list released by MPHProgramsList.com

“The criteria for our 100 Awesome Deans of Public Health list was based on the reputation of the institution along with the personal achievements of each Dean,” the website states. “Whether #1 or #100, these Deans are all fantastic.”

“To us, it’s no contest. Dr. Petersen is the most awesome dean of public health,” USF Health CEO Stephen Klasko, MD, said.

Hundreds of universities and colleges across the country offer undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs in public health.  The USF College of Public Health, Florida’s first accredited school of public health, offers all three plus a variety of graduate certificates, with several options for online programs and courses to suit the needs of off-campus students.