Internal Advisory Board

The Center for Health Services Research (CHSR) Internal Advisory Board (IAB) serve as an administrative and advisory body and includes a cross-section of UK academic and administrative leaders. It is comprised of the deans of the six health professions colleges, Directors of campus-wide research centers/institutes, and senior leaders of UK HealthCare. The IAB reviews and evaluates core operations and the effectiveness of programs supported in and by the CHSR, advises the directors on ways to optimize programmatic activities, and provides informed input as CHSR plans new initiatives. It also advocates for CHSR programs, increases its visibility both internally and externally, and provides opportunities for innovative, interdisciplinary collaborations which will be instrumental in helping the CHSR accomplish its mission.

Donna Arnett, PhD, MSPH
Dean, UK College of Public Health

Phillip K Chang, MD

Chief Medical Officer, UK HealthCare

Craig C Collins
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, UK HealthCare

Robert Dipaola, MD
Dean, UK College of Medicine

Rodney Guy, PhD
Dean, UK College of Pharmacy

Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Dean, UK College of Nursing

Lawrence E. Holloway, PhD
Interim Dean, UK College of Engineering

Philip Kern, MD
Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Director, Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center

Stephanos Kyrkanides, DDS, PhD, MS
Dean, UK College of Dentistry

Scott M. Lephart, PhD
Dean, UK College of Health Sciences

Dan O'Hair, PhD
Dean, UK College of Communication and Information


Mary John O'Hair, EdD
Dean, UK College of Education

Cecilia Page, BSN, DNP, PhD
Chief Information Officer, UK HealthCare

Kelly Smith, PharmD, BCPS, FASP, FCCP
Associate Dean, UK College of Pharmacy, Academic and Student Affairs


Colleen Swartz, DNP, MSN, RN
Chief Nurse Executive, UK HealthCare

GQ Zhang, PhD
Director, UK Institute of Biomedical Informatics
Chief, Division of Biomedical Informatics

Director, UK Biomedical Informatics Core, Center for Clinical & Translational Science