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February 2013

Moving Public Health Forward in the Classroom and Online

Dean Klag

Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is a global expert on the epidemiology and prevention of hypertension and cardiovascular and kidney disease. Klag’s work has led to a number of pioneering studies of kidney disease epidemiology, and his robust body of research is credited with expanding our understanding of how characteristics in young adulthood influence health and disease later in life.

Prior to becoming dean in 2005, Klag served as the David M. Levine Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and maintained joint appointments in the Bloomberg School's Departments of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management. Klag has held a number of leadership positions during his tenure with Hopkins including serving as vice dean for clinical investigation with the School of Medicine. A graduate of Juniata College, he earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Klag has won numerous awards and accolades and was recently named the 2013 recipient of the James D. Bruce Memorial Award by the American College of Physicians.

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