Sharon McMullen, RN, MPH, FACHA
Assistant Vice President for Health and Wellbeing
Areas of Oversight: Cornell Health, including Administrative Services; Medical Services; Counseling & Psychological Services; Occupational Medicine; Skorton Center for Health Initiatives; Student Disability Services; Faculty & Staff Assistance Program
Prior to joining Cornell Health, Sharon McMullen served as director of University Health Services at the University of Notre Dame. Before then, she served as the founding director of Campus Health Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, where she held several positions starting in 2007, including as a registered public health nurse. McMullen was selected as a 2019 fellow of the American College Health Association, where she holds leadership positions including secretary of the Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition, rising co-chair of the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Advisory Committee and member of the College Health and Wellness Consulting Group.Among her professional interests, McMullen cites using data to advance public health, promoting vaccines for the common good and using the power of policy to shape health. Her work on latent tuberculosis infection was published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. "I love the academic schedule, with its distinct seasons, and also the academic population that regenerates every couple of years," says McMullen. "Most of all, I love the people who choose to share their skills and talents in this critically important, but often under-appreciated, subcategory of health and wellbeing work."