Lorraine Dean Johns Hopkins University
Lorraine T. Dean, ScD is a social epidemiologist and Associate Professor in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her current work focuses on social and economic determinants of disparities in cancer and HIV. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in Social Epidemiology from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Her early career opportunities as a first-generation under-represented minority college student paved the way to a year in Venezuela conducting breast cancer research under the J. William Fulbright Program. Prior to her time on faculty, she coordinated over $14 million of activities in both State- and federally-funded tobacco control initiatives in Philadelphia which led to a reduction in smoking for 25,000 residents. Thus, her research is inspired by building the evidence-based on which policies are made for those at risk of chronic disease.