Maurizio Trevisan Named Dean of UB School of Public Health and Health Professions

By Arthur Page

Release Date: December 9, 2004 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The appointment of Maurizio Trevisan as dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Profesions was announced today by UB President John B. Simpson.

Trevisan, an internationally renowned epidemiologist in the field of cardiovascular-disease risk factors, has served as interim dean since September 2001.

His appointment is effective immediately.

"As a prominent research scientist whose own work has been so important to increasing our understanding of the social importance of a proactive, preventive approach to health care," Simpson said, "Professor Trevisan has been instrumental in guiding the successful merging of UB's programs in social and preventive medicine and in health related professions into a comprehensive, integrated, and forward-looking School of Public Health and Health Professions."

Simpson said that thanks to Trevisan's leadership, the School of Public Health Professions has "come to exemplify UB's mission to translate research and scholarly excellence into significant, long-term impact on the larger communities served by the university."

Satish K. Tripathi, UB provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, joined Simpson in praising Trevisan, noting that he is confident that under his leadership, the school will continue to advance the body of research in the field, provide exemplary educational experiences to its students and translate scholarship to benefit the public.

"Professor Trevisan's appointment carries historical significance -- he is the first dean of the newly designated School of Public Health and Health Professions," Tripathi added.

"A distinguished scholar, he has been integral in establishing the School of Public Health and Health Professions and, equally as important, he has been integral in shaping the vision and scholarly direction of the school."

A professor of social and preventive medicine, Trevisan joined the UB faculty in 1985 and was chair of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine from 1993-2003 when it was located in the

School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and then when it became part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions. In October 2001, he was named interim dean of the former School of Health Related Professions. The school in January 2003 merged with the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, to create the School of Public Health and Health Professions and Trevisan was named interim dean.

Trevisan also holds appointments as professor in the UB Department of Family Medicine, adjunct professor with UB's Nutrition Program and senior associate research scientist with UB's Research Institute on Addictions. He is co-principal investigator with UB's Clinical Vanguard Center of the Women's Health Initiative and director of Health in Housing, a World Health Organization Collaborating Center located in the UB medical school.

A fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and the Council on Epidemiology of the American Heart Association, he is executive editor of Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease. He previously was newsletter editor for the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention and was on the editorial boards of Child Nephrology and Urology, Ethnicity and Disease, and The Clinical Journal of Women's Health.

Trevisan has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 24 book chapters and monographs and edited "Hypertension in Childhood" (W.B. Saunders 1989) with N.G. DeSanto and G. Capasso. He has made more than 40 invited presentations at more than national and international meetings, as well as at universities and other academic institutions, and dozens of scientific presentations.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Naples Medical School in Naples, Italy, and a master's degree in epidemiology from UB. Before joining UB, Trevisan was a consultant with the Institute of Internal Medicine and Metabolic Disease at the University of Naples and a research fellow at Northwestern University.

In 2002, Trevisan received the SUNY Chancellor's Research Recognition Award in recognition of his research accomplishments. Three years earlier he received the UB medial school's Stockton Kimball Award, honoring a faculty member for academic accomplishment and worldwide recognition as an investigator and researcher.

Trevisan is a resident of Amherst.