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The leadership of the KU School of Health Professions is dedicated to health care professionals.

From the Dean

professional photo of Dean Abiodun AkinwuntanWelcome to the University of Kansas School of Health Professions. We consider it a privilege to educate the next generation of health care professionals.

We take great pride in our nationally ranked programs, internationally renowned faculty, outstanding students and accomplished alumni. The leadership team embraces the mission of preparing students to leave a lasting impression on the quality of care in Kansas, the Midwest and beyond.

Learn more about our programs and why the KU School of Health Professions may be the right fit for you.


Abiodun Akinwuntan, Ph.D., MPH, MBA, FASAHP, FACRM
Dean and Professor
KU School of Health Professions

Our Office

Office of the Dean, School of Health Professions
Murphy Administrative Building room 1024
(First floor, across from Office of Alumni and Community Relations.)

The Office of the Dean includes:

  • School administration
  • Support staff responsible for business affairs, student affairs, communications, graphics/web design, grant support, information technology and other needs of the school

To schedule an appointment: Call 913-588-5235 (711 TTY). 


Dean Abiodun Akinwuntan
Abiodun Akinwuntan, Ph.D., MPH, MBA, FASAHP, FACRM
Dean and Professor

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David Burnett, Ph.D., RRT
Associate Dean for Faculty Practice and Community Partnership
Assistant Professor

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Jacob Sosnoff, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research

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Jeff Radel, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Associate Professor

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Kayla Bortka
Administrative Clerk

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Terry Erisman
Information Resource Specialist

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Tim Hunt
Network Specialist

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Christi Jones
Business, Student Affairs, and Project Manager

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Thanh Koontz
Administrative Assistant

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Alex Lopez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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Erin Manuel, MBA
Director of Finance and Administration

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Tiffany Pollard
Executive Assistant

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Dennis Wieneke
Post-Award Grant Manager

KU School of Health Professions

KU School of Health Professions
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Mailstop 2007
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5235 • 711 TTY