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Sherine Gabriel appointed to facilitate health outcomes at ASU

Gabriel named a University Professor of the Future of Health Outcomes and Medicine, and chair of the ASU Health Outcomes Design Council

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Sherine Gabriel

September 19, 2022

Arizona State University has announced the appointment of Dr. Sherine Gabriel to the position of University Professor of the Future of Health Outcomes and Medicine, and chair of the ASU Health Outcomes Design Council.

Reporting to ASU President Michael Crow, Gabriel will be responsible for facilitating the continuing evolution of a unified health and health outcomes focus at ASU.

She will partner with faculty and staff across the university’s complete health care portfolio, leveraging existing assets to design new, transdisciplinary approaches to teaching and forming collaborations to tackle some of the most complex medical education challenges and opportunities facing our society today.

Gabriel has dedicated her career to advancing innovative education training and equitable health outcomes as an epidemiologist and rheumatologist. She worked closely with teams and in collaboration with academic partners to conduct research, and to design and implement new education models to better prepare future health scientists and health care providers to advance health equity and improve health.

She completed her medical training at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, where she was named a 2022 recipient of the USask Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the university. She completed her residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in internal medicine and completed fellowships in rheumatology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and Wellesley Hospital in Toronto. She received a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario, Canada.

Gabriel's resume includes an extensive list of leadership positions in medicine and academia, including: numerous professorial appointments within the Mayo Medical School, culminating with being awarded the William J. and Charles H. Mayo Endowed Professor and serving as dean; professor, dean, Distinguished University Professor and CEO appointments at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Medical Group; and most recently the James A. Campbell, MD Distinguished Professor and President of Rush University, as well as Chief Academic Officer of the Rush University System for Health. Rush University is a nationally ranked academic medical center in Chicago and includes a medical college, college of nursing, college of health sciences and a graduate college. One hallmark of Gabriel's time at Rush was establishing the Rush BMO Institute for Health Equity, which now coordinates Rush’s health equity initiatives across all system hospitals.

Among her long history of service to professional associations and on government and non-government boards and committees, Gabriel is a former President of the American College of Rheumatology, the world’s leading professional organization of rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals dedicated to advancing research and training to improve health outcomes for individuals with rheumatic diseases. She has also served on many national committees, most significantly as a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, as chair of the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Committee and as founding chair of the Methodology Committee of the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, an institute created through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and an elected member of the Association of American Physicians, the society of leading physician-scientists in the U.S.

Notably, Gabriel comes to ASU with a history of building strong working relationships within the university. During her tenure as dean at Mayo Clinic, she worked closely with the College of Health Solutions and EdPlus to develop and launch the new Mayo Medical School in Arizona and to incorporate the MS/certificate and MD/MS programs in the science of health care delivery. These innovative programs introduce Mayo medical students to health systems design and engineering principles, as well as health economics, leadership and management, with the goal of optimizing health care delivery and health outcomes for all.

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