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36 Robert WoodJohnson | MEDICINE
Jeanne Clark, MD ’92, MPH, Has Made Advancing the Careers of Women in Medicine Her Top Priority
By Jillian Prior, MPA |
Jeanne Clark, MD ’92, MPH, professor of medicine and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, has made advancing the careers of women in medicine a personal priority. Recognizing the unique hurdles women face, Dr. Clark has been a strong advocate for women’s professional development since she was a student at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has worked hard to help women in their careers through mentorship and structural changes in her department, all while advancing her own career as a key obesity researcher, educator, and clinician.
Dr. Clark, who is also the executive director of the Johns Hopkins Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care, has spent her career in primary care, focusing on preventative health. She chose epidemiology because of her interest in improving health on a large scale.
Dr. Clark explains, “As a physician, I care for a finite number of patients one-on-one. Being involved in public health magnifies the effect of care to a grander scale. Public health interven- tions have changed the way we live.”
Dr. Clark spent her career studying obesity and has worked as a key investigator in several landmark trials including the Diabetes Prevention Program trial, the Practice-based Opportunities for Weight Reduction trial, and the Action for Health

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