Robert Lawrence, MD

Robert Lawrence

Robert Lawrence, MD is a professor at the Center for a Livable Future  and the Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy, and International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. From 1970 to 1974, he was a member of the faculty of medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he helped develop a primary healthcare system funded by the Office of Economic Opportunity. In 1974, he was appointed as the first director of the Division of Primary Care at Harvard Medical School where he subsequently served as the Charles S. Davidson associate professor of medicine and chief of medicine at the Cambridge Hospital until 1991. From 1991 to 1995, he was the director of health sciences at the Rockefeller Foundation. From 1984 to 1989, Robert chaired the US Preventive Services Task Force of the Department of Health and Human Services and served on the successor Preventive Services Task Force from 1990 to 1995. He currently serves as a consultant to the Task Force on Community Preventive Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 1996, he became the founding director of the Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Center is an inter-disciplinary group of faculty and staff that focuses attention on equity, health, and the Earth's resources. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, the American Public Health Association, and Physicians for Human Rights. Robert is the recipient of many national and international awards for his teaching, research, and humanitarian work. (Baltimore, MD)