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The Deans Sommer and Klag Professorship of the Practice in Public Health Advocacy

SIDNEY and HELAINE LERNER have been longtime friends of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. They are major supporters of the Center for a Livable Future and the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing.

Helaine Lerner founded GRACE Communications Foundation to create awareness of the problems with our industrial food system and to foster collaboration between NGO, academic and philanthropic partners to find innovative solutions.

Sidney Lerner (deceased) was a retired advertising executive who pioneered the popular Meatless Monday and Healthy Monday campaigns at the Bloomberg School.

In November 2014, they established the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion of which the Lerner Professor is director. The Center is committed to the development, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative and effective health promotion interventions that address key health issues, as well as health promotion and advocacy training activities for faculty and students.

ALFRED SOMMER is Dean Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Pubic Heath. He served as dean from 1990-2005. In an incredible career marked by lasting contributions to ophthalmology, epidemiology, micronutrient research, disaster relief and other areas, Dean Emeritus Alfred Sommer is best known for his research into vitamin A deficiency.

 

Dean Emeritus MICHAEL KLAG served as dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health from 2005-2017. He is an internationally known expert on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular and kidney disease, and a Johns Hopkins faculty member since 1987. Under his leadership, the School established more than 10 new centers and institutes, including the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

 

 

The Helaine and Sidney Lerner Professorship

SIDNEY and HELAINE LERNER have been longtime friends of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. They are major supporters of the Center for a Livable Future and the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing.

Helaine Lerner founded GRACE Communications Foundation to create awareness of the problems with our industrial food system and to foster collaboration between NGO, academic and philanthropic partners to find innovative solutions.

Sidney Lerner (deceased) was a retired advertising executive who pioneered the popular Meatless Monday and Healthy Monday campaigns at the Bloomberg School.

In November 2014, they established the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion of which the Lerner Professor is director. The Center is committed to the development, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative and effective health promotion interventions that address key health issues, as well as health promotion and advocacy training activities for faculty and students.