Dr. Michael Brumage. Photo by WVU School of Public Health.

Dr. Brumage will be presenting at the 2017 West Virginia Rural Health Conference on the Roots and Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia. To learn more, visit wvrha.org/2017-west-virginia-rural-health-conference/

By Kimberly Becker/WVU School of Public Health

Building on a strong foundation of practice-based learning, the West Virginia University School of Public Health has added a seasoned practitioner to its leadership team who will help provide faculty and students the opportunity to teach, learn and engage in public health practice.

This month, Michael Brumage, MD, MPH, executive director and health officer for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, joins the WVU School of Public Health as assistant dean for public health practice and service. While Brumage will maintain his role at KCHD, he also will assist the School in building partnerships with health departments around the state and enhancing professional practice opportunities for faculty and students.

“Dr. Brumage is an invaluable addition to the School of Public Health’s leadership team,” said Jeffrey Coben, M.D., dean of the WVU School of Public Health. “He has always been a friend to the school and Health Sciences. Now, in this official role with WVU, Dr. Brumage will open doors to new practice-based experiences for students and find additional ways for faculty to engage in projects that enhance the clinical and health enterprise of West Virginia…”

Read the full story at publichealth.hsc.wvu.edu