Dean of Kent State’s College of Public Health Named to Akron General Hospitals’ Board

Sonia Alemagno, Ph.D., has been appointed to Akron General Hospitals' Board.

Sonia Alemagno, Ph.D., dean of Kent State University’s College of Public Health, has been appointed a member of the Akron General Hospitals' Board.

Photo of Sonia AlemagnoAlemagno, a professor of health policy and management, joined Kent State in 2009. She previously served as interim vice president for research, and later became dean of the College of Public Health in July 2011. Before joining Kent State, she was the chair of the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies, and director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy at the University of Akron.

“I am very honored to serve on the board of Akron General Hospital,” said Alemagno. “Akron General Hospital is an excellent resource to our community and is committed to health and wellness. As a dean and faculty member in the Kent State College of Public Health, I hope to introduce Akron General Hospital to our new faculty and students as they seek research and internship opportunities.”

Alemagno has earned recognition for her work, including a National Institutes on Health Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the University of Akron Outstanding Researcher Award in 2005. She was principal investigator on several research projects, including the Small Business Innovation Research funded by the National Institutes on Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute of Justice and the SAMSHA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

She earned a master of arts in sociology from Kent State in 1984 and a doctor of philosophy degree in medical sociology from Case Western Reserve University in 1991. She resides in Russell, Ohio.

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POSTED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 12:00 AM
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