Jefferson C. Frisbee, PhD will serve as the Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology until a permanent chair is named. Dr. Frisbee is a tenured Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the WVU School of Medicine, and also serves as Director of the WVU Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences.

Dr. Frisbee possesses considerable skills and experience as an educator, researcher, and administrator.  Among his numerous past accomplishments, he has held leadership positions in the American Heart Association, participated as a reviewer for several NIH study sections, and served as Editor-in-Chief for the journal Microcirculation.  Within WVU, Dr. Frisbee received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research in 2011, has mentored graduate students across a wide range of disciplines, served as Chair of the HSC Research Funding Development Grant Program, and as Chair of the Tenure and Promotion Committee within the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.