2012 F. Marian Bishop Outstanding Educator Awardee
Miriam Alexander, MD, MPH
is a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she serves as the director of the General Preventive Medicine Residency Program. In this capacity she taught and mentored well over 100 practicing Preventive Medicine residents. She also serves as the director of the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center. In her role with the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center, she also serves as an instructor providing training to practicing members of the public health workforce in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Alexander actively teaches and precepts medical students in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is the primary instructor of the Introduction to Public Health course on the undergraduate campus of Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Alexander joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University in 1995 and was the Director of the Masters of Public Health Program from 1997-July 2002.She has also served as the medical director for the Caroline Street Clinic for the Uninsured, a Johns Hopkins University Urban Health Institute initiative that provides primary care to the uninsured population of East Baltimore.
In addition to her Johns Hopkins activities, Dr. Alexander serves as the Corporate Medical Director at McCormick and Company, a position she has held since 1993. In that capacity she provides direct patient care and provides physician consultative services to all their occupational health programs.
Dr. Alexander has been actively involved in Preventive Medicine on a national level. She recently completed a 9 year term on the American Board of Preventive Medicine and serves on the Residency Review Committee for Preventive Medicine of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. She has served for many years in leadership roles within the American College of Preventive Medicine and will assume its presidency in February 2011.
Prior to 1995 Dr. Alexander was with EHG/National Health Services and was the Medical Director at Bethlehem Steel from 1991 until 1995. Dr. Alexander is Board Certified in General Preventive Medicine and completed her residency training at Johns Hopkins University. She received her medical and bachelors degrees from Cornell University.