Lisa A. Cooper is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health and was recently appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) by President Joe Biden. One of the most prominent White House advisory panels, PCAST counsels the president on developments related to science, innovation, and technology, including health and medicine. Dr. Cooper 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.
Lisa A. Cooper
MD, MPH, BA
Specialties and Expertise
- Public Health
- Social Determinants of Health