James R. Ebert, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., was appointed chair of the Department of Community Health, effective January 1, 2015. He replaced Arthur Pickoff, M.D., who retired December 31, 2014.
Ebert is the Oscar Boonshoft Chair and director of the Center for Global Health. He also is the lead physician for the Lipid Clinic at Dayton Children’s Hospital.
In 2004, he came to Wright State to develop and launch the Physician Leadership Development Program. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he served his pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Ebert is a retired Air Force colonel who was chief medical officer of the Wright-Patterson Medical Center. He is the immediate past chair of the Council for Graduate Education, Association for Prevention, Teaching, and Research, and is a current member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners and an item writer for board examinations.