Dr. Lebowitz Appointed Director of Arizona Prevention Center
Michael D. Lebowitz, PhD, professor of public health and medicine and director of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health, has been appointed director of the Arizona Prevention Center.
Established as a Center of Excellence by the Arizona Board of Regents in April 1997, the Arizona Prevention Center at the Arizona College of Public Health aims to address public health concerns throughout the state and assists with the mission of the College in eliminating health disparities.
Dr. Lebowitz has served in various capacities for the UA College of Medicine and the Arizona College of Public Health for more than 32 years. Prior to joining the UA faculty, he was a research associate at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he received his PhD in epidemiology and international health and a PhC (candidatus philosophie) in preventive medicine. He received a master's degree in biostatistics at the University of California in Berkeley.
His major research activities involve community-based participatory prevention and intervention research in chronic diseases; the epidemiology of infectious, environmental, pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases and diabetes; and environmental and occupational medicine. He is principal director of the Southwest Center for Community Health Promotion, which is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Research Center in Arizona, and chaired the National Prevention Research Center.
Dr. Lebowitz received the 2003 Jerome J. Wesolowski Award from the International Society for Exposure Analysis (ISEA) for his "sustained and outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of human exposure assessment," and the Arizona College of Public Health Research Award. He also is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Epidemiology, and the Collegium Ramazzini.
THE MEL AND ENID ZUCKERMAN ARIZONA COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Established by the Arizona Board of Regents in January 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health is the first accredited public health college in the four corner states and represents a tri-university collaboration among the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. The Arizona College of Public Health's mission is to promote the health of individuals and communities with a special emphasis on diverse populations and the Southwest. Programs concentrate on the reduction of health disparities, the development and maintenance of healthy communities, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.