Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment
We are pleased to announce that the University has appointed Marie Lynn Miranda, effective January 1, 2012.
Dr. Miranda is currently a faculty member in the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program and the Global Health Institute at Duke University. She also is a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics within Duke Medicine.
She has devoted much of her professional career to research directed at improving the health status of disadvantaged populations, particularly children. She is the founding director of the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative, a research, education and outreach program that fosters environments where all children can prosper. She has held the director post since 1999.
Among her many academic leadership positions, Dr. Miranda has chaired the Nicholas School’s faculty council and is completing two years of service as vice-chair of the university-wide Executive Committee of the Academic Council. She is also a member of the Business and Finance Committee of the Duke Board of Trustees, the University Priorities Committee, and the Duke Translational Medicine Institute’s Leadership Group.
Dr. Miranda is a dedicated teacher and researcher. In recognition of her commitment to teaching, she was awarded a Lilly Foundation Pedagogy Fellowship and the Richard K. Lublin Distinguished Award for Teaching Excellence, Duke’s highest honor for teaching. She has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Nationally, Miranda serves on the federal Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee and is the principal investigator on one of the 12 federally funded children’s environmental health centers.
Dr. Miranda earned her A.B. degree from Duke University in 1985 and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Harvard University in 1988 and 1990, respectively. She joined the Duke faculty as an assistant professor of public policy in the Sanford Institute of Public Policy in 1990.