The following is the text of an email sent on June 28, 2022.
Dear SPH-B Faculty, Staff, and Postdoctoral Fellows:
We are pleased to share that Dr. Kelli Ryckman will join SPH-B on Thursday, September 1 as Associate Dean for Research and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. As Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Ryckman will lead the development and implementation of our school's research strategic plan, work alongside our faculty and Grants Administration team to identify and cultivate extramural grant opportunities from a variety of state, federal, and private entities, and represent the Dean and the School of Public Health on research-related initiatives at the campus level and beyond.
"I am very excited for this opportunity; particularly, to work with faculty to grow their research portfolios," Dr. Ryckman says. "I am especially impressed with the School of Public Health’s reputation for faculty development in research through the innovative bìguāns, and I look forward to supporting these and other innovative programs in furthering the school’s outstanding research in public health."
Dr. Ryckman comes to IU from the University of Iowa where she serves as Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics. An accomplished research scientist, educator, and advisor, Dr. Ryckman's research focuses on the epidemiologic, genetic, and metabolic pathways that contribute to maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality—specifically risk factors such as preterm birth, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes. She directs the Iowa College of Public Health's Maternal-Child Health Catalyst Training Program as well as their Perinatal Health Research Collaborative.
She has received extramural funding as PI or co-PI from a variety of sources including the National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Getting to know Dr. Ryckman and her family during the recruitment process has been a true pleasure. Our school rides the wave of growth we initiated several years ago, and we are thrilled that she joins us while our school continues to bloom, both in teaching and research. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ryckman to our ranks!
David B. Allison, Ph.D.
Dean, Distinguished Professor, Provost Professor
Carrie Docherty, Ph.D.
Executive Associate Dean
Professor of Kinesiology