UCSF School of Nursing Dean David Vlahov Named as Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumnus

David Vlahov, BSN, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Dean, was selected as this year's recipient of the Johns Hopkins University's Distinguished Alumnus Award.

The 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.

Dean Vlahov being an alumnus from JHU School of Public Health (1988) was acknowledged for his distinguished research career across a range of disciplines in epidemiology, infectious diseases, substance abuse and mental health, to the study of urban health and is recognized as a pioneer in the field, both nationally and internationally.

He founded the International Society for Urban Health, serving as its first (and current) president. The Society brings together an interdisciplinary and international group of scientists to examine the health effects of urbanicity.

Dean Vlahov is a faculty member of the Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

David Vlahov, BSN, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor