Clarence Lam, M.D., M.P.H. serves on faculty and as the program director of the preventive medicine residency program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Dr. Lam is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Case Western Reserve University where he completed his Bachelor of Arts in political science and biology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland and his Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins, where he also served as chief resident, and is board-certified in preventive medicine.
In November 2014, Dr. Lam was elected to serve as a state delegate representing District 12, which includes both Howard and Baltimore Counties, in the Maryland General Assembly, where he currently serves on the House Environment and Transportation Committee. He is one of only four physician-legislators currently in the Maryland General Assembly.
While in medical school, Dr. Lam was elected as the student-body president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and he interned on the health affairs staff of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives where he assisted oversight investigations on drug safety policy. He also served as a biodefense analyst at the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and authored several publications on public health preparedness. From 2009-2014, he served on the legislative staff of Delegate Dan Morhaim, MD in the Maryland General Assembly.
Dr. Lam is involved in many community organizations and serves on several non-profit boards of directors, including Healthy Howard, Unified Community Connections (formerly the United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland), and as board chair of the Community Action Council of Howard County, which manages the county’s food bank, Head Start program, and provides for energy and housing assistance to residents in need. He was a past appointee to the Governor’s Commission for Asian Pacific American Affairs and to Howard County’s Spending Affordability Advisory Committee.
Tina Kumra, MD is the Clinical Director for the Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine Residency Program, overseeing the clinical rotations for the program. She leads the patient centered medical home curriculum and the delivery of a culinary medicine initiative integrated into an underserved neighborhood of Baltimore. She also serves as the Office Medical Director for the Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Remington Pediatrics Practice and is an active pediatrician. She is the co-founder and co-chair of the Diversity Leadership Council for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and sits on the Health Equity Steering Committee for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Kumra earned her medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her recent honors include the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Excellence Award for Quality and Safety.