Li-Wu Chen to head MU Department of Health Sciences

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The MU School of Health Professions is pleased to announce Li-Wu Chen, MHSA, PhD, as the new chair of the Department of Health Sciences, effective Aug. 1. Dr. Chen most recently served as professor and director of the Center for Health Policy Analysis and Rural Health Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health. “Dr. Chen brings a wealth of experience and success in health policy and in leadership,” said Kris Hagglund, dean of the MU School of Health Professions. “He is internationally known for his work in health care quality, rural health care delivery, and health management. Dr. Chen is well-prepared to guide the Department of Health Sciences to further achievements in teaching, scholarship, international collaboration and inclusive excellence.” Chen notes it is critical in the post-pandemic era that the department develop a forward-looking vision, and implement strategic planning and actions based on that vision. “The Department of Health...

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