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School & Program Updates

UCLA Welcomes Alina Dorian as New Associate Dean

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) is proud to be starting the new school year with Dr. Alina Dorian, adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences, as new associate dean for practice across the life course.

In this position, Dr. Dorian will work to increase professional development opportunities for Fielding School students and lifelong opportunities for alumni and community members to engage in and learn about public health. She’ll also work with FSPH academic departments as they develop hybrid online training programs for public health professionals.

Dr. Dorian is currently adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences at FSPH. She has served as associate director of the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, associate director of field studies for the department of community health sciences and, most recently, as associate director for the Master of Public Health for Health Professionals Program.

Much of Dr. Dorian’s public health practice has focused on the role of domestic and international public health systems in planning for and responding to public health emergencies, and the development of tools and policies to decrease the impact of disasters. Dr. Dorian has provided training, education and technical assistance to state and local health departments in the U.S. to improve their capacity to respond to public health emergencies. She has also managed projects in Armenia, Georgia, Eritrea, the Dominican Republic and Macedonia and led response teams following natural disasters and during complex emergencies in Kosovo, Haiti and Peru. Dr. Dorian was recently appointed to the Los Angeles County Public Health Commission.

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, founded in 1961, is dedicated to enhancing the public’s health by conducting innovative research, training future leaders and health professionals from diverse backgrounds, translating research into policy and practice, and serving our local communities and the communities of the nation and the world. The school has more than 600 students from more than 25 nations engaged in carrying out the vision of building healthy futures in greater Los Angeles, California, the nation and the world.