Lori Solomon, M.D. ’99, M.P.H. ’09, assistant professor of family and community medicine, has been appointed associate dean for community health affairs for the School of Medicine (SOM). In her role, in the newly created SOM Community Health Affairs Office, Dr. Solomon will manage the community-based portfolio of SOM programs, including public projects, private initiatives and public-private partnerships and liaise effectively with community-based partners. She will coordinate community-based SOM impact studies (i.e., national community-based medical school rankings, state physician workforce, regional economic impact, etc.) and in conjunction with the senior associate dean for academic administration and the clinical chairs ad hoc sub-committee, she will co-develop the three year operating plan and budget for a new primary care-focused SOM faculty practice plan.
“Partnering with organizations who share our passion for excellence in education, patient care and research is critical to the success of our school,” said Dr. Solomon. “My first task is to create a school-wide inventory of our community relationships for our undergraduate and graduate medical education and research programs.”
Dr. Solomon joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine in 2002 and has worked extensively with community preceptors as the course director of the Foundations of Clinical Medicine course for first-year students and as the family medicine clerkship director. She attended University of California in San Diego where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. After working in HIV research at the California Department of Health, she earned her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island where she was assistant chief resident. She is a fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from New York Medical College. Dr. Solomon is an active member of the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, the American Academy of Family Practice and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is the chair of the third- and fourth-year curriculum subcommittee and co-advisor to the Family Medicine Interest Group.
“I look forward with enthusiasm to the energy and commitment that Dr. Solomon will bring to this new component of the School of Medicine mission,” said D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine.