School of Nursing and Health Professions Dean Judith Karshmer is a new member of the San Francisco Health Commission. The commission regulates the city’s hospitals and sets overall health and mental health care priorities through the Public Health Department.
Karshmer was sworn in at City Hall by Mayor Ed Lee on June 12. She’ll serve a four-year term and be eligible for reappointment. Her selection comes as the school expands its educational mission to include public health and behavioral health courses in specialties such as infectious disease control, mental health, and geriatric care.