The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health has named Dr. Dean G. Smith the Richard A. Culbertson Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management. This named professorship is newly available with the gift from Susan M. Leary and Richard A. Culbertson and was created to recognize academic excellence in the area of health policy and systems management.
Dr. Smith is dean of the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and a professor of health policy and systems management. Prior to joining the LSU Health Science Center, he was professor of health management & policy and director of executive education and life-long learning at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He previously served as chair of the department of health management & policy and senior associate dean for administration. He was also visiting professor in the executive programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Colorado at Denver.