Portrait of Boris Lushniak

Boris Lushniak

Dean, School of Public Health


Since becoming dean in 2016, Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H., has developed new academic programs to meet workforce needs, launched a global health initiative and provided leadership to dispel misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. Lushniak's priorities include inspiring young people to do public health good and engage civically through activities that promote equity and dismantle racism.

A retired Rear Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Lushniak served as U.S. deputy (2010-15) and acting surgeon general (2013-14). He earned bachelor's and medical degrees from Northwestern and a master of public health from Harvard. He is a board certified physician in dermatology and occupational/preventive medicine and serves on the Board of Regents for the American College of Preventive Medicine.