Dr. Jamie Pomeranz Receives Promotion

Published: August 15th, 2012

Category: Department Life, Faculty News

Dr. Jamie Pomeranz was recently promoted to an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health (BSCH).

Dr. Pomeranz began his journey at the University of Florida as a student. He earned three graduate degrees from UF including a Master’s in Exercise and Sports Sciences, a Master’s of Health Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science. In 2005 he accepted an Assistant Professor Position in the BSCH Department.

As a Professor and Researcher, Dr. Pomeranz’s academic scholarship is admirable. He has taught numerous courses at the graduate and undergraduate level as well as provided mentorship to numerous graduate students.

Julie Merten, a current doctoral student of his, commented enthusiastically about her experience with Dr. Pomeranz as her mentor, “His eagerness to grow my academic career has meant so much. He provides guidance and support navigating the wild world of doctoral work – a true mentor.” Aside from teaching and mentoring, Dr. Pomeranz has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts and a book chapter. He is undoubtedly recognized as a top researcher within his field.

Dr. Pomeranz has been awarded research funding from numerous sources, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a principal investigator. His NIH project involves developing one of the first empirically-based tobacco cessation programs for people with disabilities.

In addition to his experience as a professor and researcher, his clinical experience is considerable. He has worked with people with disabilities in multiple capacities for over 19 years. His clinical background includes working with individuals with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Pomeranz also serves as the Associate Chair of Academic Programs for the BSCH Department. When asked about his promotion to Associate Professor he replied, “I couldn’t be successful without the incredible support I receive from my students, our department and the college.”