CEHHS Welcomes New Chair of Health and Human Services Department

May 23, 2017

On March 13, 2017, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services welcomed Dr. Patricia A. Wren as the new Chair of Health and Human Services Department.

DEARBORN, MI. - On March 13, 2017, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) welcomed Dr. Patricia Wren as the new Chair of Health and Human Services Department.

Dr. Wren earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in the management of public services from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.  Later, she completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Behavior/Health Education and her Ph.D. in Education both at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Her experience in the Health field started in the School of Public Health, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor as Assistant Research Scientist. In 2006, she joined the faculty at Oakland University as an Assistant Professor in the Wellness, Health Promotion, and Injury Prevention Program.  In 2010, she was promoted to Associate Professor and named Program Director of the Applied Health Sciences Program and also became the first director of Oakland University’s Master of Public Health Program (MPH) program in 2013.  In 2016, Dr. Wren was promoted to the rank of professor.

Dr. Wren is delighted to continue her career in CEHHS, "This College understands that the health of individuals, families, and communities is fundamentally related to the strength of our educational systems, ease of access to health care, and the provision of robust human and social services", she said.

She also encourages students to consider enrolling in one of the CEHHS' Health and Human Services programs: "Look for me in the schedule of classes, in the hallway, and at events. I look forward to working closely with everyone to help make a difference in our region."

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