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Executive Committee

Amy Fairchild, PhD, MPH

Associate Vice President, Faculty and Academic Affairs

Amy Fairchild

Department: Faculty and Academic Affairs
Phone: 979.436.9453

Amy Fairchild, PhD, MPH, serves as associate vice president for Faculty and Academic Affairs at the Health Science Center, as well as associate dean of Academic Affairs and professor at the School of Public Health. Dr. Fairchild received her Bachelor of Science degree with highest honors from the Plan II program at the University of Texas, Austin. She received both her Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia University, where she then joined the faculty as one of the founding members of the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health in 1997.

Dr. Fairchild is internationally known for her work in history and public health ethics. She worked at the Policy Unit of the New York State Department of Health's AIDS Institute. She is the recipient of both the outstanding teaching award from the Mailman School of Public Health and the University's award for outstanding teaching. Dr. Fairchild is the author of two books and her articles have been published in flagship journals including Science, the New England Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Social History and the American Journal of Public Health.