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Al SorkinAlan L. Sorkin, PhD, MA; JHSPH Faculty

Heritage Award

Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health;
Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Alan Sorkin has contributed a lifetime of outstanding academic service to the progress of the Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland. After receiving all three of his degrees from the JHU Department of Political Economy (BA, MA and PhD), he spent two years at The Brookings Institution and five years at the Bloomberg School where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1972. From 1974 to 2006, he was Professor and Chair of Economics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Since 2006, he has been Professor Emeritus at that institution, and adjunct professor at the Bloomberg School.

Sorkin’s work is well known within the global public health community. The breadth, depth and quality of his research is evidenced by his publications, which include twelve books and eight co‐edited volumes covering a number of topics in applied economics and health economics. His most recent research is on the health status of Native Americans living on or near reservations and the adequacy of Indian Health Service Programs to serve this population. Sorkin is dedicated to applied economics, health economics and to the communities his work serves.