Established in 1999 by William G. Robertson Jr.

WILLIAM G. ROBERTSON JR., who passed away in 2007, was a generous supporter of Hopkins dating back to 1951. He was a past president of Henry Adams Inc., a mechanical and electrical engineering firm that was involved in the design of many of the buildings on the East Baltimore campus. Mr. Robertson became particularly interested in the School of Public Health in the 1970s as a volunteer with Planned Parenthood.

This professorship was created to support the school's pioneering research and outreach programs in world population, an area of study scientists believe to be vital in the 21st century and an area of particular concern to Mr. Robertson.


CAROLINE MOREAU, MD, PhD, MPH, is the William G. Robertson, Jr. Assistant Professor of Population and Family Planning Services. Dr. Moreau joins the Bloomberg School as assistant professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. She is internationally recognized for her strong dedication to women’s sexual and reproductive health as well as her research, which has focused on advancing the understanding of contraceptive use patterns and their association with unwanted pregnancy and recourse to abortion.

Moreau received her medical degree at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris and earned a PhD in public health at Paris Sud University. She has led projects at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in France and at Princeton University before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty. She also served as co-principal investigator of the 2010-2011 French national survey on sexual and reproductive health, which explored sexual and reproductive health in relation to the social and medical factors that inform individuals’ attitudes and behaviors.