EDITORS: Prof. Clarks' nomination was announced on April 12.
The appointment of Clark, who also is the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health, was approved by the U-M Board of Regents at its April 20-21 meeting. She will succeed Prof. Richard E. Cornell who has served as interim dean since September 1993.
Clark began her academic career at Columbia as assistant professor in 1974, was name director of Columbia's Program in Public Health Education in 1977 and promoted to associate professor in 1980. She joined the U-M in 1981 as associate professor of health behavior and education, was promoted to professor in 1985 and named to the Becker chair in 1995. She has been chair of the department since 1987.
She was president of the Society of Public Health Education and has been a member, among other positions, of the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association (APHA), executive board of the American Thoracic Society and the board of directors of the Freedom from Hunger Foundation, which she has served as honorary director since 1992.
Clark holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and master of arts, master of philosophy and doctorate from Columbia University.