Al Sommer

Dean Emeritus at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Al Sommer

Al Sommer

Dean Emeritus at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Overview
Career Highlights

Association of Schools of Public Health Inc.

RelSci Relationships

2726

Number of Boards

24

Birthday

1944

Age

77

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President at International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation

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President at Albert & Mary Lasker Foundation, Inc.

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Chair of Innovation at College de France

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Chief Executive Officer at Bloomberg Philanthropies

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Kennedy Krieger Children's Hospital, Inc.

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Professor & Chairman-Molecular Genetics Department at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine

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Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Senior Partner at Lydecker | Diaz

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Member, Board of Directors at The Bloomberg Family Foundation, Inc.

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Al Sommer
Dean Emeritus at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Education
Mhs in Epidemiology
Class of 1973

Since its founding in 1916, the Bloomberg School has advanced research, education and practice to create solutions to public health problems around the world. Faculty, staff and students have helped eradicate smallpox, made water safe to drink, improved child survival, reduced the spread of HIV and uncovered the dangers of tobacco smoke. Researchers and scientists are now discovering ways to eliminate malaria, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic disease, improve the health of mothers and infants, and change the biology of aging. Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying knowledge in the field and educating tomorrow's public health leaders.

MD
Class of 1967

Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.The school was founded by John Warren on September 19, 1782, with Benjamin Waterhouse, and Aaron Dexter.

BS, summa cum laude
Class of 1963

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work. At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents—people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. The intellectual and creative spark can be felt in our academic buildings, Minerva Houses, labs, library, studios and recital rooms—anywhere you go on our historic campus. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.

To educate students, to foster independent & original research, and to share benefits discovered.

Memberships
Member
Current

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

Member
Current

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly called the Institute of Medicine (IoM), is an American nonprofit, non-governmental organization. The National Academy of Medicine is a part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the National Research Council (NRC). The National Academy of Medicine provides national advice on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine, and health, and serves as an adviser to the nation to improve health. It aims to provide unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to policy-makers, professionals, leaders in every sector of society, and the public at large. Operating outside the framework of the U.S. federal government, it relies on a volunteer workforce of scientists and other experts, operating under a formal peer-review system. As a national academy, new members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in a relevant field as well as for their willingness to participate actively.

Career History
Dean Emeritus
1990 - Current

Since its founding in 1916, the Bloomberg School has advanced research, education and practice to create solutions to public health problems around the world. Faculty, staff and students have helped eradicate smallpox, made water safe to drink, improved child survival, reduced the spread of HIV and uncovered the dangers of tobacco smoke. Researchers and scientists are now discovering ways to eliminate malaria, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic disease, improve the health of mothers and infants, and change the biology of aging. Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying knowledge in the field and educating tomorrow's public health leaders.

Professor of Ophthalmology
Current

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Inc. owns and operates hospitals. It offers health care services in the areas of burn and wound care, cardiac surgery, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology/obstetrics, innovation in quality patient care, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. The company was founded by Johns Hopkins in 1997 and is headquartered in Baltimore, MD.

President
Prior

TO IMPROVE THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH BY ADVANCING PROFESSIONAL AND GRADUATE EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND SERVICE IN PUBLIC HEALTH.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
1998 - Prior

BD is a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. BD is headquartered in the United States and has offices in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Member, Board of Trustees
2009 - Current

The International Council of Ophthalmology is an American nonprofit company located in San Francisco, CA. The firm operates as association for ophthalmology.The company says this about itself: ICSC serves the global retail real estate industry. We provide our 70,000+ member network in over 100 countries with invaluable resources, connections and industry insights, and actively work together to shape public policy.

Chair, Vision Science Award Jury
2007 - Current

The Champalimaud Foundation focuses on cutting-edge research and strives to stimulate new discoveries and knowledge which can improve the health and well-being of people around the world.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2018

THE ORGANIZATION IS DEDICATED TO THE SUPPORT OF PROGRAMS THAT WILL ELEVATE THE LEVEL OF OPHTHALMIC EDUCATION WORLDWIDE.

$5,000 - $10K
2017

THE ORGANIZATION IS DEDICATED TO THE SUPPORT OF PROGRAMS THAT WILL ELEVATE THE LEVEL OF OPHTHALMIC EDUCATION WORLDWIDE.

$5,000 - $10K
2016

THE ORGANIZATION IS DEDICATED TO THE SUPPORT OF PROGRAMS THAT WILL ELEVATE THE LEVEL OF OPHTHALMIC EDUCATION WORLDWIDE.

Political Donations
$1,000
2010

Former Senator from Maryland

$1,000
2008

Former Senator from Maryland

$125
2006

Former Governor of Maryland

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