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administrator , dean , Preventive medicine physician

William Lee Roper, American dean, preventive medicine physician, administrator. Diplomate American Board Pediatrics, American Board Preventive Medicine. Member Institute Medicine, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Roper, William Lee was born on July 6, 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Richard Barnard and Jean (Fyfe) Roper.


Associate of Arts, Florida College, 1968. Bachelor of Science, University Ala, 1970. Doctor of Medicine, University Ala, 1974.

Master of Public Health, University Ala, 1981.


Intern, resident in pediatrics University Colorado Medical Center, Denver, 1974-1977. Health officer Jefferson County Department Health, Birmingham, 1977-1982, 83. White House fellow Washington, 1982-1983.

Special assistant to President for health policy, 1983-1986. Administrator, Health Care Finance Administration Department of Health and Human Services, 1986-1989. Deputy assistant to president for domestic policy The White House, 1989-1990.

Administrator Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, 1990-1993. Senior vice president Prudential Health Care, Roseland, New Jersey, 1994-1997. President Prudential Center for Health Care Research, Atlanta, 1993-1995.

Dean, school public health, professor medicine and health policy University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1997—2004, dean School Medicine, since 2004, vice chancellor medical affairs, since 2004, Chief Executive Officer University North Carolina Health Care, since 2004.


  • Diplomate American Board Pediatrics, American Board Preventive Medicine.


Member Institute Medicine of NAS, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Maryann Roper, January 14, 1978.

Richard Barnard Roper

Jean (Fyfe) Roper

Maryann Roper