Installation of the George W. Comstock Professor in Epidemiology
Wedneday November 28th
4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Josef Coresh Named Inaugural Recipient of George Comstock Professorship
On November 28, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health installed Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, MHS, as the inaugural recipient of the George W. Comstock Professorship in Epidemiology.
Dr. Coresh holds joint appointments as professor in both the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Biostatistics at the Bloomberg School. He also currently serves as the director of the Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Training Program and is the director of the George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention.
An advocate for public health research and prevention, Dr. Coresh has been a mentor to many cardiovascular epidemiologic researchers, and has led prominent investigations on the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the United States. His main research objective is to decrease the burden of cardiovascular and kidney disease by developing the scientific basis for behavioral and pharmacologic interventions.
The George W. Comstock Professorship in Epidemiology honors the legacy of George Comstock, MD, DrPH, MPH, a physician and professor emeritus at the Bloomberg School. Comstock was a distinguished epidemiologist who conducted seminal research on tuberculosis control and treatment, in addition to cancer, heart disease and lung disease.