Paul Halverson has been appointed founding dean of the new Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. Halverson, 54, has served as director and state health officer for the Arkansas Department of Health since 2005. Prior to his work in Arkansas, Halverson held several positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Halverson earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in health services administration from Arizona State University. He also earned a doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina.
Jay Brehm has been appointed senior vice president of strategic planning and business development for Franciscan Alliance, a Mishawaka-based hospital system. Brehm currently is the chief financial officer at Franciscan St. Francis Health, which operates Franciscan’s three Indianapolis-area hospitals. Brehm holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Ball State University.
Dr. Thomas Wisler has joined Franciscan Physician Network McFarland Gynecologic Specialists on the south side. Wisler received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine.
Titus Schleyer has been named to lead the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute. Schleyer is an associate professor of dental public health at the University of Pittsburgh and founding director of the Center for Dental Informatics in the School of Dental Medicine. Schleyer earned doctorates in dental medicine and molecular biology at the University of Frankfurt am Main in Germany. He subsequently received a second dental degree and an MBA in health administration from Temple University in Philadelphia.