Robert Wm. Blum, MD, MPH, PhD


Dr. Blum is the Principal Investigator of the GEAS.

In this role, he leads JHU faculty and research partners in longitudinal research using a validated toolkit of measures to assess gender norms. He is also the Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, Professor, and emeritus William H. Gates Chair of the department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Blum has edited two books and has authored over 300 journal articles, book chapters and special reports. He is the past President of the Society for Adolescent Medicine; has served on the American Board of Pediatrics; is a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine; was a charter member of the sub-board of Adolescent Medicine; is a past chair of the Guttmacher Institute Board of Directors; and served as chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Adolescent Health and Development. Dr. Blum has served as a consultant to The World Bank, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the WHO. He is the recipient of awards from the Society for Adolescent Medicine, the American Public Health Association, the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and the American Public Health Association. 

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