Jermane Bond, Ph.D., has been named Director of Research of the Weitzman Institute. Dr. Bond comes to the Institute with 20 years of research experience as a social epidemiologist. He is co-founder of Health Equity Analytics Lab (HEAL, LLC) and recently served as Assistant Research Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He received his Doctorate in Medical Sociology from Howard University.
Dr. Bond, a public health leader and health equity strategist, has published widely in the areas of maternal and child health disparities, paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes and men’s health. He has served on numerous task forces, editorial and advisory boards, including the Leadership Committee of the Maternal and Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association, the Maternal and Child Health Journal, the American Journal of Public Health and the Community Engagement in Genomics Working Group of the Advisory Council for Human Genome Research of the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genomics Research Institute.
The Weitzman Institute has a long history of health care publications with a strong focus on the role of community health centers in addressing issues of health equity, social determinants of health, and the needs of underserved populations.
April Joy Damian, Ph.D., MSc, CHPM, PMP, Vice President and Director of the Weitzman Institute, announced the appointment saying, “We are thrilled to have Dr. Bond join the Weitzman Institute at a critical inflection point for the Institute, as well as for the health care field as a whole. Dr. Bond’s national experience in health disparities and expertise in men’s health, particularly the preconception and reproductive health of young boys and men of color, is well aligned with the Institute’s priorities. He will no doubt add great value to strengthening and expanding Weitzman’s efforts in advancing health equity in primary care.”