ACP member since 1997
Lisa A. Cooper, MD, is the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the NIH-funded Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities. The author of more than 130 peer-reviewed research articles, Dr. Cooper is an internationally recognized epidemiologist and health services researcher. She has developed interventions that enhance patient-physician communication, reduce disparities in healthcare delivery, and improve patient health outcomes. A 2007 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Award, Dr. Cooper has also been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and has received several awards from other professional societies including Fellowship in the American College of Physicians. A board-certified internist, she is a graduate of Emory College (B.A.), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.D.), and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (M.P.H.). She completed residency training at University of Maryland Medical Center and fellowship at Johns Hopkins.
The James D. Bruce Memorial Award was established by the Board of Regents on October 20, 1946. Dr. Bruce was a governor, regent, and president of the College. Supported by an endowment from his estate, this award is bestowed for distinguished contributions in preventive medicine.