Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Robert E. Black, M.D., M.P.H. is Professor and Director of the Institute for International Programs of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a medical epidemiologist who worked at the Centers for Disease Control and at institutions in Bangladesh and Peru. He was Chair of the Department of International Health of the Bloomberg School from 1985-2013. Dr. Black’s research includes field trials of health technologies and evaluation of health service programs in low- and middle-income countries. In the last 25 years he led work that demonstrated the benefits of zinc supplements in prevention and treatment of childhood diarrhea and pneumonia and on child growth. His other interests are related to the use of evidence in policy and programs, including estimates of the causes of child mortality, the development of research capacity and the strengthening of public health training. He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine, and advisory bodies of the World Health Organization, UNICEF, icddr,b and other international organizations. He serves on the governing boards of the Nutrition International and Vitamin Angels. He has 700 scientific journal publications and is co-editor of the textbook “Global Health.” Dr. Black is the recipient of the Programme for Global Paediatric Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to Global Child Health in 2010, the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health in 2010, the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in 2011, the Nutrition Leadership Award from Sight and Life in 2013, the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award in 2016 and the Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Acheivement Award from the American Society of Nutrition in 2018.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM EST