Professor, Associate Dean of Global Health, Indiana University
Suzanne Babich is a practitioner scholar dedicated to leading and supporting change to improve the public’s health. She is Associate Dean of Global Health and Professor, Health Policy and Management, at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis, Indiana USA. There she works across the school and campus and around the world to advance teaching, research and service in global health. She directs the Doctoral Program in Global Health Leadership, a unique professional distance doctoral degree program for mid- to senior-level health practitioners working full-time around the world. An award-winning educator, Dr. Babich has extensive experience in online education and competency based curricula. With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, she and colleagues in Africa are leading an effort to establish a Pan-African doctoral program in health leadership.
She holds a doctorate in public health from the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA. She also holds BS and MS degrees in human nutrition and maintains credentials as a registered dietitian. A professional health writer and former newspaper columnist, she is also (as Suzanne Havala Hobbs) the author of 14 consumer diet and health books and more than 600 newspaper columns and magazine articles translating research into practical recommendations for the public. A champion of public universities, she believes that excellence in local public health requires a global perspective.