Robert Black

Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Robert E. Black, M.D., M.P.H. has focused his research and professional activities on reducing the number of unnecessary child deaths in developing countries. He is conducting epidemiologic research on the interaction of infectious diseases and nutrition, clinical and community-based trials of new vaccines to prevent childhood infectious diseases, and trials of nutritional interventions to reduce infectious disease morbidity and mortality, as well as improve growth and development. He is also assisting with implementation of disease control and nutrition programs in developing countries and conducting evaluations of their effectiveness and mortality impact. His other interests are related to the use of evidence in policy and programs, estimation of the burden of disease, development of research capacity and strengthening of public health training. He is currently a Professor of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.