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June 18, 2013

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Four New Members to Health Advisory Board

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed four new members to its Health Advisory Board. Robert Carr, William Clarke III, Kathleen Ludwig, and Stephen Moore will bring their expertise and insights to the 35-member board, which advises the Bloomberg School’s leadership on critical issues.

The Bloomberg School of Public Health established its Advisory Board in 1981 to provide a dialogue between external audiences and the School's dean and faculty. The activities and interests of the board include all areas of the School's work including its research and educational and professional practice programs. The board's diverse membership includes University Trustees, alumni, and friends from corporations, foundations and private organizations. Since its creation, the Advisory Board has helped create new programs, supported key initiatives, and offered critical advice on many efforts.

“The Health Advisory Board is integral to the success of the Bloomberg School and our mission. During my time as dean, I’ve come to rely upon the Board’s wisdom and guidance,” said Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH '87, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

“The Advisory Board is a unique group. Our new members bring to the table fresh perspectives and expertise from the fields of medicine, finance, education and management,” said Frank L. Hurley, chair of the Health Advisory Board and Chief Scientific Officer at RRD International, LLC. “I look forward to working closely with all of our new members.”

About the New Members

carr

Robert “Bob” Carr is senior vice president and corporate medical director of GlaxoSmithKline where he leads GSK’s Environment Health & Safety function. Carr’s primary focus is on enhancing health and sustainable performance of GSK’s workforce while ensuring zero harm to its people and the environment.

A graduate of the Bloomberg School, Carr is board certified in preventive medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. In addition to his duties with the Health Advisory Board, Carr serves as chair of the Occupational Medicine Residency Advisory Committee of the University of Pennsylvania and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Drexel School of Public Health, Atlas Research Corporate Advisory Board, the Ethical Force Program® Oversight Body of the AMA Institute of Ethics and the Corporate Executive Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

clarke

William C. Clarke III graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in finance and is a founding partner of Campbell & Company, a hedge fund based in Baltimore, Md. Serving as Executive Vice President of Research for Campbell & Company, he oversaw the development of successful trading models specializing in futures markets. Today, Clarke pursues philanthropy full time through his family foundation, The Osprey Foundation, which concentrates on worldwide water-based issues and interfaith thinking. Additionally, Clarke serves on the OSI-Baltimore board where he is chair, the IMA World Health board as treasurer, and the WYPR Public Radio board.

Clarke will serve on the Health Advisory Board’s Development Committee.

ludwig

Kathleen Ludwig is a teacher of English as a Second Language, with a master’s degree in Intercultural Communication. She is active on numerous boards, including the chapter board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and chairs its Government Relations Committee. She is a founding member of Women United in Philanthropy, a women’s giving circle in New Jersey. Kathy is also an active supporter of Art for Amnesty, a project of Amnesty International, which works with artists to campaign for human rights. In addition she and her husband Ed support the Ubuntu Education Fund in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

At the Bloomberg School, she serves on the Health Advisory Board's Centennial Planning Committee and chairs the advisory committee for the Center for Public Health and Human Rights.

moore

Stephen G. Moore is president and CEO of CarDon & Associates, which develops and manages communities for seniors in the state of Indiana. The company currently owns and manages seventeen communities on fourteen campuses. As a trained physician, Moore graduated from the Bloomberg School’s Preventive Medicine program, where he earned his MPH in 1993 and spent one year as chief resident.

In 2012, Stephen and his wife Julia became the founding donors of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  The Moore Center is an academic research center dedicated to applying the tools and methodology of prevention to the challenging social issue of child sexual abuse.

Moore will join Clarke on the Development Committee.

As a leading international authority on public health, the Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives. Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field, and educating tomorrow's scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life. Founded in 1916 as part of the Johns Hopkins University, the Bloomberg School of Public Health is the world’s oldest and largest independent school of public health.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health media contact: Tim Parsons at 410-955-7619 or tmparson@jhsph.edu.