Dr. Lawrence is Edyth Schoenrich Professor of Preventative Medicine
and Associate Dean for Professional Education & Programs, Johns
Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and Professor of Medicine,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of
Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and trained in internal
medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
He served for three years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
at the Centers for Disease Control, US Public Health Service.
Dr. Lawrence is a Master of the American College of Physicians
and the American College of Preventive Medicine, a member of the
Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the Association
of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, the Society of General Internal
Medicine, the American Public Health Association, and Physicians
for Human Rights. From 1970-1974 he was a member of the faculty
of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where
he helped develop a primary health care system funded by the Office
of Economic Opportunity. In 1974 he was appointed as the first Director
of the Division of Primary Care at Harvard Medical School, where
he subsequently served as the Charles S. Davidson Associate Professor
of Medicine and Chief of Medicine at the Cambridge Hospital until
1991. From 1991-1995 he was the Director of Health Sciences at the
From 1984-1989 Dr. Lawrence chaired the US Preventive Services
Task Force of the Department of Health and Human Services and served
on the successor Preventive Services Task Force from 1990-1995.
He chaired the Committee on Vaccine Priorities for the 21st Century
at the Institute of Medicine, the Committee on Dioxins in the Food
Supply, currently chairs the Committee to Assess Health Measures,
and serves as a consultant to the task Force on Community Preventive
Services at the CDC. In May 2000, Dr. Lawrence was installed as
the first Edyth H. Schoenrich Professor of Preventive Medicine at
the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
In 2002, hereceived the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarianism Award.