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Public Health Advisory Team

The Public Health Advisory Team analyzes and tracks internal (campus-facing) and external (regional) COVID-19 data, in order to advise William & Mary leadership of factors that impact university decision-making.

David Dafashy

Dr. David Dafashy
Medical Director and Staff Physician, Student Health Center
About: Dr. David Dafashy specializes in internal medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Carrie Dolan

Carrie Dolan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
About: Carrie Dolan's research examines the allocation of health aid within the context of effectiveness, efficiency and equity. Through combining household panels with geographically-referenced data, Dolan's research determines the contribution of health aid on key health outcomes. She earned a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from Tulane University and a Ph.D. in healthcare policy and research from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine.

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Corinne Picataggi
Chief Technology Officer
About: Corinne Picataggi has worked at William & Mary for 20 years, starting in University Advancement. She joined W&M’s Information Technology in 2011 as innovation projects team manager, became director of software systems in 2016 and chief technology officer in late 2019. The chief technology officer’s organization supports all core technology at the university, including network and telecommunications infrastructure, construction, and maintenance, server architecture and cloud strategy, and enterprise systems administration, integration and automation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in Information Technology from Virginia Tech.

Virginia Wells

Dr. Virginia Wells
Chief Medical Officer, Sports Medicine and Staff Physician, Student Health Center
About: Dr. Virginia Wells' specialties include internal medicine and infectious diseases. She received her bachelor's degree in biology from Austin College and her M.D. from University of Texas Medical Branch. Prior to coming to William & Mary she served as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Hospital Epidemiologist at the Medical College of Virginia (VCU). As Medical Director of W&M's Student Health Center for 11 years, she managed a staff of 26 employees and implemented nutritional services, expanded mental health services, modified employee duties to improve efficiency of operations and expanded clinic hours to meet the needs of graduate students and athletes with challenging schedules. Dr. Wells has practiced internal medicine for 10 years in the Williamsburg Community, and she still provides infectious disease consultation for medical colleagues in the community.