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Executive Leadership Board

Executive Leadership Board members include SOM faculty and others external to the School who are committed to the mission and goals of the Program in Health Equity and Population Health. The role of the Board is to provide program oversight, guidance, and assistance to the Program in Health Equity and Population Health Director, Deputy Director, and Associate Director.

The board:

  • Provides input, recommendations, and expertise regarding HDPH progress and plans as they relate to the Program’s mission, goals, objectives, strengths, and needs
  • Assists the directors in obtaining financial and other resources necessary to fulfill Program mission and goals.
  • Assists in establishing connections with relevant individuals, agencies, and organizations that may benefit the program.
  • Provides advice and guidance on increasing the credibility, visibility and stature of the Program locally, regionally, nationally.

Executive Leadership Board Members


Wendy Lane, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Preventive Medicine Residency Program, and
MPH Community Outreach Program
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH)

A leader in community-based child maltreatment research, community outreach, and policy, Dr. Lane’s research focuses on health disparities in relation to child health promotion and child maltreatment. She has helped lead and evaluate the B’More for Healthy Babies program in Upton/Druid Heights, which connects expectant mothers in West Baltimore to necessary healthcare and psychosocial services. Dr. Lane also serves on the Child Protection Team at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and performs medical evaluations for suspected maltreatment at the Howard County Child Advocacy Center and the Baltimore Child Abuse Center.

In addition, she is one of the lead faculty responsible for the recently developed social justice track at the School of Medicine. A pediatrician, researcher, educator, public health professional, and advocate for improving the health care of Maryland’s most vulnerable children, Dr. Lane was recently appointed as the Chair of the State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect.

“We plan to expand our community outreach and research partnerships to strengthen population health, improve care in community settings for the most vulnerable citizens, and reduce hospital admissions,” says Dr. Lane.

J. Kathleen Tracy, PhD

J. Kathleen (Kate) Tracy, PhD
Associate Professor
Vice-Chair for Research Services
Director, Division of Preventive Medicine
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH)

Dr. Tracy is Vice-Chair of Research Services in EPH, and Research Director of the Center of Excellence in Problem Gambling. She also works with Dr. Magaziner and Walter Ettinger, MD, MBA, Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), on issues of population health. She is a leader in informatics, and in research on disparities in women’s health and population health.

Her research, focused on cervical cancer in West Africa, is in the area of cancer disparities, cancer epidemiology, and global health. She is collaborating on a University of Maryland, Baltimore initiative led by Joanne Dorgan, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, and Cher Dallal, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at UMCP to develop the Maryland Cancer Survivorship Cohort in the Greenebaum Cancer Center to identify causes of disparities in cancer clinical and quality of life outcomes.

"The Program encourages a rigorous scientific approach to furthering population health and to the identification, investigation and elimination of health disparities," says Dr. Tracy.


David Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP
Associate Professor and Director of Population Health
Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM)
Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care
University of Maryland Medical Center

A Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Marcozzi is an Associate Professor and the Director of Population Health within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and serves as the Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Prior to these roles, he served within the federal government as a senior leader and subject matter expert on health delivery, emergency care and emergency preparedness.

During his federal tenure, Dr. Marcozzi held positions within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House. Serving last as the Senior Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and Acute Care within the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dr. Marcozzi was involved with health delivery reform efforts, clinical quality standard and measure development. Before being asked to assume this role, he served as Director of the National Healthcare Preparedness Programs within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).

Dr. Marcozzi returned to HHS in September 2011 after completing a 3-year detail to the White House National Security Council. There he served as Director of All-Hazards Medical Preparedness Policy. During his time at the White House, he led multiple Sub-Interagency Policy Committees and assisted with responding to several event of national significance. Before his detail to the White House in 2008, Dr. Marcozzi created and directed the Emergency Care Coordination Center, an office within HHS established to improve prehospital and hospital based emergency care.

Prior to his federal positions, Dr. Marcozzi completed a congressional fellowship at the U.S. Senate. Serving on the Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Subcommittee, he assisted in drafting the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act that became law in 2006.  A Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Dr. Marcozzi has been mobilized four times since 2001 and is now assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command as a Deputy Surgeon.

"The tenants of the triple aim are key to moving our State and nation forward. Embracing the multidisciplinary approach to population health isn’t easy, but it is essential.” says Dr. Marcozzi. “I am confident we can help guide UM SOM, our state and nation toward improved health care for all."

About the Executive Leadership Board

Each member focuses on a different aspect of health disparities and population health. Dr. Lane’s emphasis is on community-based child maltreatment and research; community outreach and policy; Dr. Tracy’s focus is disparities in women’s health and population health research and medical informatics; and Dr. Marcozzi’s emphasis is integration with healthcare delivery, sustainable fiscal approaches to population health and health policy development.

We are fortunate that the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is deeply involved in many public health issues facing minorities and other populations in our local community,” says UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, who is also Vice President, Medical Affairs, University of Maryland and the John and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor. “Under the leadership of Drs. Lane, Tracy, and Marcozzi, we will continue to play an integral role in making vital connections between the School of Medicine and the city and surrounding region to those people in need.”

"Over the years, ample research has shown that health and inequality are inextricably connected, says Jay S. Magaziner, PhD, MD Hyg, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. “The program’s co-leaders are working hard to point the way toward workable solutions to this difficult set of issues."