School of Health Professions
Jon Williamson, Ph.D.
Dean, UTSW School of Health Professions
Holder of the Arnold N. and Carol S. Ablon Professorship in Biomedical Science
As Dean of the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions, Jon Williamson, Ph.D., is responsible for overseeing the school’s academic programs, budget and finances, strategic planning, clinical operations, and research programs. He has previously served as Interim Dean, Chair of the Department of Health Care Sciences, Assistant Dean for Research, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, as well as the Director of a Center for Interdisciplinary Research and a Center for Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Williamson received his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, completed his training as a research fellow in cardiology at UT Southwestern, and joined the faculty in School of Health Professions in 1995. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and his research programs have focused on neural control of the circulation, neuroplasticity, and cortical remapping following injury and rehabilitation. As a Distinguished Teaching Professor, he also has keen interest in interprofessional education, health care teams, and student performance.