Roberta Waite, who brings decades of experience working to advance health equity, was named dean of the reconceptualized School of Nursing in December 2021. Christopher J. King, associate professor and former chair of the department of health systems administration in NHS, was named the inaugural dean of the School of Health in May.
“The launch of the School of Nursing fully restores our focus on one of the most trusted professions in the world. With our School of Health, we have committed to training professionals whose work will deeply impact health and health care delivery in a myriad of ways,” said Dr. Edward B. Healton, executive vice president for health sciences, in a message to the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) community. “In both schools, our learners will be educated and guided by our Jesuit values of social justice and health equity at the forefront, and in the spirit of cura personalis.”