James Dalen, MD, MPH

Dean Emeritus, College of Medicine
Professor Emeritus, College of Medicine
Senior Lecturer, Public Health

James Dalen, MD, MPH

Academic / Professional Bio: 

James E. Dalen, MD, MPH served as dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine from 1988 to 2001, and also as University of Arizona vice president for health sciences from 1995 to 2001. He started the School of Public Health, which became the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. During his tenure as dean and vice president, the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and the Arizona Telemedicine Program were established.

Dr. Dalen was editor of the prestigious Archives of Internal Medicine for many years and continues to be an outspoken advocate for health-care reform. In 2012, Dr. Dalen received the Herbert K. Abrams, MD, Award from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Family and Community Medicine for his demonstration of "a lifetime commitment to public health and social justice." He now serves as executive director of the Weil Foundation, which supports research and education in integrative medicine, a field Dr. Dalen developed with Andrew Weil, MD.