Laura L. Morlock, PhD ’73
Associate Dean for Education and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Morlock studies how organizational and managerial factors affect the quality and costs of health care, and has advised and been funded by a wide range of health organizations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Over her 40-year tenure, she has made outstanding contributions to the University and driven the Bloomberg School’s development of PhD and DrPH education. She received the Ernest Stebbins Medal for Teaching Excellence for her work to create the part-time DrPH in Health Management and Leadership, which became a model for other departments and international doctoral programs.
Dr. Morlock has been instrumental in bringing Johns Hopkins curricula to far corners of the world. She has launched a series of international programs, including pioneering cohort-based degrees, that have provided critical public health leadership to India, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. After assisting the Taiwan Department of Health in evaluating the impact of implementing a single-payer national health insurance program, she played a key role in establishing a Taiwan cohort master’s degree in health care management, which evolved to become the China-Pacific Rim DrPH program.