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Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship of Trauma Recovery Biomarkers

School of Medicine, School of Nursing

Established in 2021 by Michael R. Bloomberg

MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG is a Johns Hopkins alumnus, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, World Health Organization Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, and former New York City mayor.

He is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served as mayor of New York City from 2002-2013 after leading the company he started in 1981 for 20 years. Since leaving City Hall, he has resumed leadership of Bloomberg LP.

Bloomberg was elected mayor less than two months after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Under his leadership, the city rebounded faster and stronger than expected on issues ranging from education to health to economic development.

A lifelong philanthropist, Bloomberg founded Bloomberg Philanthropies, which focuses on five main areas: public health, education, the environment, the arts, and government innovation. He also leads a number of bi-partisan coalitions on urgent issues, including climate change, illegal guns, immigration reform, and infrastructure investment. In January 2013, he made the $350 million gift that established the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships and provided undergraduate financial aid.

Bloomberg graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School.

Held by Jessica M. Gill

JESSICA M. GILL, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins University. She is a national leader in discovering the biological mechanisms of traumatic brain injuries, and investigating the different recovery responses from veterans, athletes and other patients who experience traumatic brain injuries. At Johns Hopkins, she holds joint appointments at the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology. Previously, she worked at the National Institutes of Health as a senior investigator and acting deputy scientific director of the National Institute of Nursing Research and deputy director of the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine.

Dr. Gill earned her Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and her MSN in psychiatric nursing from the Oregon Health and Sciences University.