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Lisa Cooper  

Professor, John Hopkins University of Medicine

Lisa A. Cooper is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. She is also James F. Fries Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a core faculty member in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research. Dr. Cooper was born in Liberia, West Africa, where she witnessed the effects of social deprivation on the health of many of her fellow citizens and developed the passion for her career in medicine and public health. Currently, Dr. Cooper directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity. In 2011, Dr. Cooper has testified at U.S. Congressional hearings regarding health disparities, diversity in the health care workforce, cultural competency training of health professionals, and funding for biomedical research. She earned her MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health while completing a postdoctoral fellowship in general internal medicine at the School of Medicine.

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