Two esteemed faculty members are concluding their time with the college after many successful years in public health research and instruction.
Sandra Tanenbaum, PhD, retired at the end of May after nearly 28 years at Ohio State. Tanenbaum, a professor in health services management and policy, has instructed numerous students throughout her career.
When asked what she will miss most about OSU, Tanenbaum stated, “The thing I will miss most at OSU is without question the students. The opportunity to engage them in learning about the US health care system, and especially to get them thinking in new ways has been a great joy.”
Over the years her research has centered on disability, Medicaid and health policy. Her dedication to public health will leave a lasting impact at the College of Public Health.
“In nearly 3 decades with the program, she has challenged hundreds of students - including me - to think critically about the health care system, understand the role of policy and politics in its evolution, and make clear, well-informed arguments when taking a position,” said Julie Robbins, PhD, director of the college's Master of Health Administration program. “Her discussion-based classes were easily the most informative and engaging of my academic career.”
This summer, Allard Dembe, ScD, will retire as well. Also a professor in HSMP, Dembe’s research has focused on occupational health policy and the epidemiology of chronic disease since he joined CPH in 2006.
"Al is widely recognized as a national expert in the field of occupational health services research," said Thomas Wickizer, PhD, chair of the college's health services management and policy division. "His recent work on the effect of long work hours on health gained national attention. Al brought a deep commitment to scholarship, which benefited many CPH students over the years.”