The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth J. King will serve as director of CREES, for a three-year term starting in the 2023-24 academic year. She is associate professor of health behavior and health education and global public health at the University of Michigan. Professor King previously served as the CREES associate director (2017-20) and has long been an active affiliated CREES faculty member. "I am honored to be invited to serve as director of CREES and excited to become even more involved in international studies and particularly our regional area studies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan," Professor King remarked about her appointment.

A global health scholar, Professor King’s research largely focuses on women’s health, gender-equitable access to prevention and health care services, and disparities in engagement in HIV care and treatment in Russia, the Western Balkans, and Central Asia. Learn more.