Shobita Parthasarathy promoted to tenured associate professor of public policy

May 24, 2011

The Ford School is proud to congratulate Shobita Parthasarathy on her promotion to an associate professor of public policy with tenure, which was approved at University of Michigan Board of Regent's meeting on May 19.

Parthasarathy was lauded for her skills as a teacher, mentor, and advisor; for her research, which includes the book Building Genetic Medicine: Breast Cancer, Technology, and the Comparative Politics of Health Care; for her work in the policy field, including the role she played in the ACLU's lawsuit against the U.S. Patent Office and Myriad Genetics; and her service as co-director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP).

"She brings an impressive publication record, promising research trajectory, increasingly good teaching, extraordinary policy engagement, and valuable service to the Ford School, the University, and her discipline," explained Dean Susan M. Collins in her recommendation to the Regents. "She adds an exciting dimension of intellectual diversity to our community, and is a wonderful role model for our students."