Leadership

Vice Provost, Interdisciplinary & Cross-Campus Affairs

Dr. Timothy Brewer

Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Vice Provost, Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs Timothy Brewer is responsible for working with Senior Administration, Deans, Faculty, Centers, and Departments to identify, implement, and guide interdisciplinary and cross campus education, research, and service programs.


Dr. Brewer is Professor of Medicine and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine. He previously served as the Director of Global Health Programs at McGill University Medical School, and has published extensively on using analytic methods to optimize the population-based control of infectious diseases, particularly tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Dr. Brewer has served on advisory boards and review panels for numerous international and national organizations including the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research among others, and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.


Dr. Brewer holds a B.A. in history from Yale University, an M.D. from New York Medical College and an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has extensive experience developing and overseeing training, education and service programs locally as well as in low- and middle-income countries around the world, and has received multiple teaching awards for his efforts.

Program Communications Officer

Laurel Grzesik

As Program Communications Officer, Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs, Laurel works closely with the Vice Provost to manage the wide range of activities undertaken by the Office, to innovate and initiate new projects to further the goal of advancing interdisciplinary and cross campus education, research, and service at UCLA, and to ensure the mission of the Office is fulfilled.


Laurel Grzesik is a UCLA graduate with an interdisciplinary major in the Study of Religion. She began her career at the British Broadcasting Corporation in London, where she developed strategic communications for the BBC's Diversity Centre. She went on to earn a Master of Public Policy degree from the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. She has also worked in strategic consulting, government relations, philanthropy, and non-profit program management.