Sommer, M.D., M.H.S.
Dr. Sommer is Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Health and Professor of Ophthalmology, Epidemiology, and International
Health at Johns Hopkins University. Sommer received his M.D.
from Harvard Medical School (1967) and his Master of Health Science
in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
(1973). He has published 5 books and over 300 scientific articles;
has received numerous awards including the Albert Lasker
Award for Clinical Research , the Warren Alpert Foundation
Prize , and the Duke Elder International Gold Medal
for Contributions to Ophthalmology ; has delivered over
30 named lectureships, including the Jackson Memorial Lecture
(American Academy of Ophthalmology), Duke Elder Oration (Royal
College of Ophthalmologists), De Schweinitz Lecture (College
of Physicians, Philadelphia), Dohlman Lecture (Harvard Medical
School), Doyne Lecture (Oxford Ophthalmologic Congress), and
the Kimura Lecture (University of California, San Francisco),
among others; and is a member of both the National Academy of
Sciences and its Institute of Medicine. His research interests
currently include child survival, blindness prevention, and the
interface between public health and clinical medicine.