On January 18, 2022, colleagues, friends, and family around the country honored the life of Judy Kasper, PhD, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The virtual event featured testimonials about the impact Judy made to the field throughout her career, including her dedication to science, mentorship, work with the National Health and Aging Trends Study, and much more. Introductory remarks were made by Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD, Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and many others shared their recollections from working with Judy over the years. Watch “Honoring the Life and Legacy of Judy Kasper: Trailblazer, Colleague, and Friend” now available to view on demand.
It is an honor to announce the development of a dedicated endowment in honor of Dr. Judith Dellinger Kasper to support students engaged in methodologically rigorous, theory-driven dissertation research that informs policies to improve care and well-being of vulnerable older populations and their families.
Judy had a tremendous work ethic, was passionate about high-quality and methodologically rigorous research, and was highly committed to the peer review process. In the spirit of Judy’s career, this award will be structured as a competitively reviewed application process, with applications being reviewed and selected by a small award committee, managed by faculty of the Roger C. Lipitz Center.
We have set an ambitious fundraising goal, and I hope you will make a gift to support talented doctoral students at our school. Donations to the Judith Dellinger Kasper Endowment Fund may be made via the School’s giving page. In the field for gift designation, select “other” and type in “Judy Kasper Fund”. We encourage you to share this information with anyone else who may be interested in giving.
Thank you for considering a gift to honor Judy’s memory in this way.