With much excitement and mystery surrounding the presidential search, the University announced today the selection of Christina H. Paxson as the 19th president of Brown. Paxson currently serves as the dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics. According to Princeton’s website, Paxson established the Center for Health and Wellbeing at the school in 2000, a program that grants certificates in both health and health policy. In addition, Paxson serves as a senior editor of The Future of Children, a publication that derives from a collaboration between the Woodrow Wilson School and the Brookings Institution. Besides her work at Princeton, she is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and primarily focuses her research on health, economic development and public policy. Paxson graduated from Swarthmore in 1982 and received her Ph.D. from Columbia in 1987. And she’s a woman!
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