General Internal Medicine (DGIM) Grand Rounds - Lisa Cooper

From Health Disparities to Health Equity: Thinking Locally and Acting Globally

Speaker: Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH

Dr. Lisa Cooper is a Liberian-born general internist, the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine, and a Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, holding appointments in the Johns Hopskins University School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She was one of the first scientists to document disparities in the quality of relationships between physicians and patients from socially at-risk groups. She then designed innovative interventions targeting physicians’ communication skills, patients’ self-management skills, and healthcare organizations’ ability to address needs of populations experiencing health disparities. She is the author of over 180 publications and has been the principal investigator of more than 15 federal and private foundation grants. She has also been a devoted mentor to more than 60 individuals seeking careers in medicine, nursing, and public health. 

Dr. Cooper has received several honors for her pioneering research, teaching, and mentoring. She has also been recognized by several community organizations for her community engagement and advocacy to address health disparities. Currently, Dr. Cooper directs The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, where she and her transdisciplinary team work with stakeholders from healthcare and the community to implement rigorous clinical trials, identifying interventions that alleviate racial and income disparities in social determinants and health outcomes. The Center also provides training to a new generation of health equity scholars and advocates for social change with policymakers.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

1545 Divisadero, RM 523 1545 Divisadero Street

Event Type

Grand Rounds


School of Medicine


Students, Faculty, Local Community, Alumni


Mount Zion

Department of Medicine