Diane Becker is currently a Professor of Medicine, Director the GeneSTAR Research Program, and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Promotion. In 2008, she received the 2008 Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumni Award. Her work has ranged from community based trials in minority cardiovascular risk reduction, to US federal health policy with a stint in the US Senate working on Medicaid and low income families, and more recently to extended research in the genetics of cardiovascular disease in high risk families. The latter, The Johns Hopkins Sibling and Family Heart Disease Research Program, has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for over 20 years and was the basis for the 1984 ScD with Dr. David Levine, then Director of the Division of Health Education and Behavioral Sciences, now Professor of Medicine.
Elayne Kornblatt Phillips
Elayne Kornblatt Phillips received the NIOSH award examining the "Impact of Needlestick Safety & Prevention Act (HR5178) on Hospital Worker Injury"
Irene Hiscock will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of her graduation from JHSPH in 2011.
Linda S Hart
Linda Hart published a paper titled 'Standardized Protocols and Processes Enhance Compliance with Recommended Care, Improve Staff Perceptions of Patient Safety at a Birthing Center' on the AHRQ Innovations Exchange website in 2009 with a recent update in 2010. She hopes all her classmates are doing well and enjoying their worklife as much as she is!
heddy hubbardMPH ’74, PhD
Heddy Hubbard is the director of guidelines for the American Urological Association (AUA). Dr. Hubbard joined the AUA upon her retirement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after more than 30 years with the federal government, most recently with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Jeanne BrinkleyMPH ’77, RN
Jeanne Brinkley retired on February 1, 2008, after more than 38 years in public health, first for the Baltimore City Health Department, then Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
She returned to Baltimore in 2005 after living in Hoopers Island, Dorchester County, Md., for 19 years. After retiring, Brinkley began volunteering with an inner-city grade school that has 40 children in the one kindergarten class. She also works part-time as a massage therapist.
William RobinsonMPH ’73, MD
William A. Robinson retired in 2007 after more than 35 years of service in the federal government. He had served more than 25 of those years in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the agency's Chief Medical Officer. He concurrently held other senior management positions in HRSA as a member of the Senior Executive Service. In addition, he served as the HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, and later as the Acting Administrator of HRSA.
Eric M FineMPH ’72, MD
Last June, Dr. Fine retired from a more than 30 year full-time career in public health for the State of Maryland and Baltimore County. This included state Director of Preventive Medicine Administation, Deputy Director of AIDS Administration, and county Bureau Director of Child, Adolescent and Reproductive Health. On August 4th, he was honored with the Annual Leadership Award by the Maryland State School Health Council. He is currently taking classes in Fine Art at Towson University.
Graciela AlarconMPH ’72, MD
Graciela Alarcon is currently The Jane Knight Lowe Chair of Medicine in Rheumatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was also honored as Master of PANLAR (Pan America League of Associations of Rheumatology) in Guatemala City in August 2008.