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

3043

Number of Boards

24

Birthday

1944

Age

76

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

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Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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

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Senior Partner at Lydecker | Diaz

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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 Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Nearly 150 years later, the National Academy of Sciences has expanded into what is collectively known as the National Academies, which comprises the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Research Council, and the IOM.

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.

Professor
Tenure Unconfirmed

The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition, rising from a single building in 1805 on what would become the heart of the campus, the Horseshoe. The 11 buildings that now make up the Horseshoe frame a lush lawn that is an irresistible gathering place. The university is expanding west toward the Congaree River in support of its research initiatives in nanotechnology, health sciences, Future Fuels™, the environment and information technologies. This innovation district, Innovista, includes a master plan for policy, physical infrastructure and support elements for job creation and growth in the knowledge economy. Innovista promises to be an economic catalyst that will raise the state’s per-capita income and quality of life by attracting knowledge-based businesses and high-paying jobs to an urban research university campus within a community that has a high livability appeal. Joining the flagship campus in Columbia, are four-year campuses in Aiken, Beaufort and Upstate (Spartanburg andGreenville). Four two-year campuses in Lancaster, Sumter, Salkehatchie (Allendale and Walterboro) and Union help the university cover the state. In addition, the University of South Carolina's: Columbia campus has 324 degree programs through its 14 degree-granting colleges and schools. Students have been awarded more than $16.7 million for national scholarships and fellowships since 1994. Faculty generated $238 million in funding for research, outreach and training programs in fiscal year 2012. Carolina is one of only 63 public universities listed by the Carnegie Foundation in the highest tier of research institutions in the U.S.

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

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY IS A SWISS NON-PROFIT ESTABLISHED TO WORK WITH OPHTHALMOLOGIC SOCIETIES AND OTHERS TO ENHANCE OPHTHALMIC EDUCATION AND IMPROVE ACCESS TO THE HIGHEST QUALITY EYE CARE IN ORDER TO PRESERVE AND RESTORE VISION FOR PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

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

$1,000
2006

Senator from Maryland

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