Meet the dean of global population health
David Steeb, Pharm.D., MPH, serves as the Founding Dean of the University’s College of Global Population Health.
Steeb came to UHSP from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy, where he served as an associate professor and director of global engagement. He holds a Master of Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC, a Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Miami.
During his time at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Steeb worked to develop and oversee international partnerships and programs and conduct global health training and research. His major accomplishments during his time there included:
- Helping to raise nearly $1 million for more than 220 global student exchanges
- Establishing PharmAlliance, an international partnership between three leading pharmacy schools to improve global health care through innovation in pharmacy education, professional practice, research and student collaboration.
- Managing $1.5 million in research seed funding with a 3:1 return on investment for PharmAlliance
- Leading the development of the Pharm.D./MBA dual degree program at UNC with the Kenan-Flagler Business School
- Establishing several student organizations to help diversify and strengthen student experiences.
In his role as Founding Dean of the College of Global Population Health, Steeb is working to provide students with educational experiences designed to help develop and train a contemporary workforce and a new generation of health leaders who will be able to make a transformational difference in health outcomes for the future.
Through his efforts, he also will work to maximize the college’s research focus on health equity with the potential to shape new policies.