The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced today that Dr. Michael J. Klag has joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Klag is Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the oldest and largest independent graduate school of public health in the United States. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve Klag’s appointment at their quarterly meeting held on December 11-12, 2014.
“I am greatly pleased that Mike is joining the Packard Foundation’s Board of Trustees,” said Susan Packard Orr, Chair of the Board. “His dedication to improving the health and lives of families is in direct alignment with the goals and values of this Foundation. He will bring a global perspective and be a tremendous asset to our efforts.”
Dean Klag is an internist and epidemiologist who earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his MPH degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Prior to becoming dean of Public Health, he held a number of leadership positions at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Bloomberg School consists of over 700 full-time faculty and 2,000 students. It has funded programs to work in over 100 countries and has been ranked for over 20 years as the number one school of public health. Since becoming dean, Klag has been a strong advocate for programs that support women and children’s health.
He is the author of over 200 publications and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Family Health Book. Dr. Klag was chair of the NIH Advisory Board on Clinical Research and the Association of Schools of Public Health.
“I feel privileged and honored to serve on the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Board of Trustees,” said Klag. “The Foundation has a rich history of supporting high-impact initiatives that help strengthen our environment and improve the lives of children and families everywhere. I look forward to advancing the mission of the Foundation.”