Florida State University (FSU) has named Dr. Amy B. Magnuson, a three-time alumna of the institution, as its next director of University Health Sciences (UHS), effective immediately.
Prior to this appointment, Magnuson has served as interim director of the UHS since May 2017 and has been a part of the FSU faculty for 20 years. Before working as interim director, she was director of the university’s Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness at the Health and Wellness Center for 13 years.
“My time as interim director of University Health Services has been the most rewarding and challenging of my 20 years at FSU,” Magnuson said in the appointment announcement. “I was honored to accept the interim position and provide oversight and direction for the health center. As director, I will continue to advocate for a healthier campus community and ensure that FSU students’ well-being is at the center of every decision.”
In this role, Magnuson will oversee a team of 170 staff members that caters to the almost 42,000 students at the university. The University Health Services offers immunizations, primary care, gynecological services, a travel clinic, physical therapy and other health services to FSU students. Its mission is to help create and contribute to FSU students’ and the community’s well-being.
Her research focuses on high-risk behaviors of college students, eating disorders and interpersonal violence.
In addition to her appointment, Magnuson will continue teaching in the College of Human Sciences Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences.