Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Jennifer Klein has been appointed the Bradford Durfee Professor of History at Yale Univerity. Her research is focused on U.S. labor, care, social policy, and economic security. She is the author of For All These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America’s Public-Private Welfare State (Princeton University Press, 2003) and co-author of Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Dr. Klein is a graduate of Bernard College in New York City. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Virginia.

Kjerstin Thorson was named the Brandt Endowed Associate Professor of Political Communication, jointly appointed in the department of advertising and public relations and the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. Her research explores the role of digital and social media in promoting — or hindering — political engagement. She previously taught at the Univerity of Southern California.

Dr. Thorson holds a Ph.D. from the Univerity of Wisconsin-Madison.

Rosemary Nabaweesi was appointed to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Endowed Chair of Health Policy in the Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Nabaweesi comes to Meharry from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she served for seven years as an assistant professor of pediatrics and five years as an adjunct assistant professor for health policy and management.

Dr. Nabaweesi earned her medical degree at the Makerere University School of Medicine in Uganda. She holds a master of public health degree with a concentration in reproductive and population health and a doctorate in health policy management from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Anne Rimoin has been appointed to the newly established Gordon–Levin Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases and Public Health at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also serves as director of the school’s Center for Global and Immigrant Health at the university. Dr. Rimoin is an internationally recognized expert on emerging infections, global health, infectious disease surveillance systems, and vaccinations. She has been engaged in pandemic preparedness and response work for more than two decades.

Dr. Rimoin earned a bachelor’s degree in African history at Middlebury College in Vermont. She holds a master of public health degree from UCLA and a Ph.D. in international health from Johns Hopkins University.

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