On June 25, The Board of Trustees of CUNY voted unanimously in favor of the appointment of Professor Denis Nash as Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. CUNY SPH could not be prouder of him.
As a scholar, mentor, instructor, and practitioner, Dr. Nash embodies our School’s most closely held values. His research and programmatic work exemplifies our commitment to improving the health of populations and advancing social justice in New York City and internationally, and his deep generosity and effectiveness as a teacher and mentor advances our mission of excellence in education.
Dr. Nash is widely recognized as an international leader in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Three years ago, he launched the CUNY-wide Institute for Implementation Science in Public Health, which has already made dramatic contributions to disease prevention in New York and around the globe. He has built a rich collection of research and programmatic partnerships with government, NGOs, and other academic institutions, in the process creating numerous research roles for the CUNY SPH academic community. He is a profoundly generous mentor of junior scholars and is recognized as a “career launcher” in his area of study.
His glowing success as an academic clearly qualifies him to the highest level of recognition our University is able to provide. CUNY SPH is privileged to have one of the world’s leading public health scholars and transformational visionaries as part of our exceptional faculty.