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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 and the COVID-19 Response Team of factors that impact university decision-making.

Amy Sebring

Amy Sebring, Chair
Chief Operating Officer
About: As Chief Operating Officer, Amy Sebring is responsible for strategic management of the university's finances. Previously, Sebring served as W&M's Vice President for Finance & Technology. Before joining the university in 2015, she served as the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine as well as the Executive Director of MCV Physicians — the affiliated, faculty physician group practice. As W&M’s COO, she oversees auxiliary services, public safety, facilities, finance, human resources, information technology, risk management and compliance. She also serves as the university’s lead on COVID-19 strategic medical partnerships, including W&M’s comprehensive testing program with VCU.

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 & Health Sciences
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.

Iyabo Obasanjo

Iyabo Obasanjo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Health Sciences
About: Iyabo Obasanjo received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a master's in preventive veterinary medicine from University of California at Davis. She proceeded to Cornell University and completed her Ph.D. in epidemiology. She was appointed Commissioner for Health in Ogun State of Nigeria in 2003 and elected to the Nigerian Senate in 2007, where she was the chair of the health committee. In 2011, she became an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University and explored the issues of governance, leadership and public health.

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.