FRED AND JULIE SOPER PROFESSORSHIP IN HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
Established in 2004 with gifts from Fred Lowe Soper and Julie Soper

FRED LOWE SOPER, SPH 1923, 1925 (DrPH), a world authority on yellow fever, was associated with the Rockefeller Foundation for 30 years, ending as the regional director for Africa and the Middle East. He also directed the bureau now known as the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization's Regional Office for the Americas. He lived in Brazil with his wife JULIE for 23 years, and is credited with eliminating the malaria vector, A. Gambia, from Brazil and Egypt. He received the first Lasker Award in 1946 "for his splendid organization of eradication campaigns against yellow fever and malaria which have set new standards in the fight to defeat these diseases." Dr. Soper died in 1977. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Dr. Soper was an ardent advocate of disease eradication; his work touched the lives of inhabitants on five continents.

 

ELLEN MACKENZIE, SPH 1975 (PhD), the Fred and Julie Soper Professor of Health Policy and Management, is professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management. She is a leading expert in the study of injury prevention and trauma services research. She joined the Hopkins faculty in 1980 and holds joint appointments in the school's Department of Biostatistics and with the departments of Emergency Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the School of Medicine. In addition to her faculty appointments, Dr. MacKenzie served as senior associate dean at the school from 1996 to 2000 and as associate chair for health services research from 1994 to 1996. Recently, she completed a term as chair of the National Advisory Committee for Injury Prevention and Control and is past-president of the American Trauma Society. Her research focuses on the impact of health services and policies on the short- and long-term consequences of traumatic injury. She has contributed to the development and evaluation of tools for measuring both the severity and outcome of injury, which have been used to evaluate the organization, financing and performance of trauma care and rehabilitation.