BUSPH Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to the following BU School of Public Health faculty on their recent promotion.


Head and shoulders of man with short gray hair, eyeglasses, dark suit jacket, light shirt, blue necktie, smiling broadlyHarold Cox, MSSW, Professor of the Practice, Community Health Sciences: Trained as a social worker, he has extensive experience in direct services, administration, and advocacy in a variety of public health care settings, including developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and governmental public health. Professor Cox served for 14 years as the associate dean of practice and was the first director of the Activist Lab, a catalyst for engaging public health school faculty, staff, and students in local community affairs. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, he served for 10 years as chief public health officer for the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was responsible for managing all aspects of the city’s health department.

head and shoulders of woman with long dark straight hair in ponytail, eyeglasses, white blouse and dark jacket smiling gentlyChunyu Liu, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics: Dr. Liu has participated in numerous projects evaluating risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including deciphering genes related to blood pressure/hypertension, heart disease and identification of epigenetic factors for blood pressure, lipids, and body mass index. Trained as a statistical geneticist, Dr. Liu has published more than 130 papers and has been cited over 13,000 times. Due to her expertise in analyzing mtDNA variants, she was the lead statistician of the mtDNA working group of the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genetic Epidemiology (CHARGE). She also has long-standing collaborations within the Framingham Heart Study.

Associate Professor

head and shoulders of man with brown hair, white shirt, pink tie, blue/gray suit jacket, neutral expression, against background of green shrub and brick buildingMichael Ulrich, JD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Law, Policy, and Management: Professor Ulrich’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of public health, constitutional law, bioethics, and social justice, emphasizing the role of law in the health outcomes of marginalized and underserved populations. Professor Ulrich co-authored the third edition of Public Health Law, which is the leading casebook in the field. He also has been a guest on This Week in Health Law Podcast as well as NPR numerous times, with his work and comments also appearing in NBC News, Slate, Daily Beast, The Appeal, and the Dallas Observer. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, Professor Ulrich was a research scholar, senior fellow in health law, and lecturer in law at Yale Law School, where he helped launch and run the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy. He also served as a bioethicist in the Division of AIDS, at the National Institutes of Health.

head and shoulders of man with brown hair, white button down shirt, smiling broadly against background of outside of brick buildingAndrew Stokes, PhD, Associate Professor of Global Health: Through his research and dissemination efforts, he strives to reveal the social and structural factors that influence health across the life course, inform public health policies that center on health equity, and contribute to evidence-based reforms of public health and health care systems. His research portfolio includes research on (1) the determinants of long-term mortality and life expectancy trends, (2) international comparisons of health and mortality, (3) chronic disease, pain, and disability across the life course, and (4) the non-communicable disease burden and management in low- and middle-income countries. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and his papers have over 13,000 citations. Dr. Stokes holds a secondary appointment in the department of sociology and is a faculty affiliate with the Rafik B. Hariri Institute and the Center for Innovation in Social Science.

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