Robert Berne was named Senior Vice President for Health in May 2002; he was promoted to Executive Vice President for Health in 2010.
In this post, Berne is responsible for working with deans and other University leaders on long-term academic, financial, and operational strategies for the wide range of health activities at NYU. In addition to developing strategies for the University's health and health-related programs, he is also be the principal liaison with the NYU Hospitals Center and the Mt. Sinai/NYU Health organization, and the point person for NYU's academic affiliation with the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
Berne previously held the position of Vice President for Academic and Health Affairs 2000-2002, and Vice President for Academic Development 1996-2000. From 1994 to 1997, he was dean of NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and served as associate dean from 1988 to 1993. He has been a faculty member at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service since 1976, and was a founder and co-director of NYU's Institute for Education and Social Policy. From 1989 to 1991, he served as executive director of the New York State Temporary Commission on New York City School Governance, also known as the Marchi Commission.