Thomas Inui honored as distinguished alum by Johns Hopkins University

Sept. 29, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – Thomas Inui, MD, a Regenstrief Institute investigator and a past president and CEO of the institute, has been awarded a 2016 distinguished alumnus award by the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Inui is the Joe and Sarah Ellen Mamlin Professor Emeritus of Global Health Research and a professor emeritus of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Johns Hopkins is honoring him for his “outstanding record of accomplishments, first in clinical research, followed by academic administrative leadership, and more recently, global health.” He earned an Sc.M. from the public health school in 1974 following the receipt of an MD degree from JHU’s School of Medicine in 1969.

Dr. Inui was formerly the Paul C. Cabot Professor and founding chair of the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University, he served as president and senior scholar of the Fetzer Institute, a national philanthropy devoted to wholeness of mind, body, and spirit in human affairs.

He was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, in 1990. He has been a visiting professor at Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya, and the University of Tokyo School of Medicine, and served as a trustee of the China Medical Board.

Dr. Inui has been a pioneering scholar focused on quality and outcomes of healthcare. He has conducted seminal studies in health services research, effectiveness of primary care services, doctor-patient communication, behavior change, health status of vulnerable populations, and chronic disease management. He is the author of over 230 published peer-reviewed studies.

He continues to work as a primary care physician in Pedigo Clinic which serves the homeless population in Indianapolis.

The JHU Distinguished Alumnus Award honors alumni who have typified the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and brought credit to the university by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Cindy Fox Aisen
Regenstrief Institute

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