Dr. John Vaughn has been appointed as the new director of student health of Duke University.

Vaughn will be bringing experience gained from working Ohio State University’s Student Health Services and improving its health promotion activities and technologies, according to a Duke statement.

Apart from being involved in Ohio State’s Student Health and Services and Department of Family Medicine since 2007, Vaughn is the chair-elect of the clinical medical section of the American College Health Association and chair of the social networking subcommittee of the Council of Scientific Editors.

Vaughn is interested in the use of programs that use social media and technology to improve health care delivery within the student community and in the medical humanities.

Vaughn earned his degree in English literature at OSU in 1993, where he later graduated from medical school in 1997. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.