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UW Faculty Appointment for Dennis Lenaway

Dennis Lenaway, PhD, MS, has recently been appointed as an Affiliate Associate Professor in the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health in recognition of his strong connection to NWCPHP.
UW Faculty Appointment for Dennis Lenaway

Dennis Lenaway, PhD, MS

July 1, 2011

Dennis Lenaway, PhD, MS, has recently been appointed as an Affiliate Associate Professor in the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health in recognition of his strong connection to NWCPHP. Commenting on this recognition, Susan Allan, Director of NWCPHP said, “Dennis is well respected in the public health practice community and brings a valuable linkage with public health theory and the study of public health systems. We look forward to his continued connection with our work and this region.”

Lenaway currently serves as a Senior Liaison Officer and Senior Advisor with the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS) and the Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Previously, Lenaway served as the Director of the Office of Standards and Emerging Issues in Practice and as Director for the Division of Public Health Systems Development and Research at the CDC. Prior to coming to the CDC, Lenaway spent 16 years as the epidemiologist for the Boulder County Health Department in Boulder, Colorado. While there, he served on the faculty of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Lenaway received his MS and PhD in epidemiology from the UW School of Public Health. When asked why he chose to become an Affiliate Associate Professor in the UW School of Public Health, Lenaway responded, “The opportunity to be connected to the excellent science and practice at the UW School of Public Health and NWCPHP will assist me in my role at CDC developing national programs that strengthen and improve the public health system.”

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