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Johns Hopkins: Trauma Care Expert Named Dean of Public Health

[Photo: Dr. Ellen J. MacKenzie]

Dr. Ellen J. MacKenzie, an expert on improving trauma care systems and policy and a nationally renowned researcher, veteran academic leader, and Johns Hopkins faculty member since 1979, will be the 11th dean of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. MacKenzie will assume her new role on October 1. She was chair of the Johns Hopkins’ department of health policy and management from 2005 until last year and was recently appointed the university’s 30th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor.

“I have been deeply impressed by Dr. MacKenzie’s appreciation for today’s global and local public health challenges, and by her visionary understanding of Johns Hopkins’s role as a leader in confronting these challenges,” said Dr. Ronald J. Daniels, president of the university. “Her renowned scholarship, proven academic leadership, and tireless commitment to the mission of Johns Hopkins make her ideally suited to serve as the next Johns Hopkins dean.”

Dr. MacKenzie will lead the world’s first and largest school of public health, a global pioneer in addressing health problems at a community or population level rather than one patient at a time. She earned her Master of Science in biostatistics from the school in 1975 and completed her PhD there in 1979. She then joined the faculty, rising to full professor in 1991.

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