Fellowship alumnus Alain Bertoni, MD, MPH, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Bertoni earned his Medical Degree at the JHU School of Medicine in 1995. He completed the GIM Fellowship in 2001, earning an MPH degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health while a Fellow. Dr. Bertoni joined the faculty at Wake Forest School of Medicine as Assistant Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology & Prevention and Internal Medicine in 2001 and was subsequently promoted to the rank of tenured Full Professor.
Dr. Bertoni is the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity. In addition, he is Associate Leader for Outreach to community providers for the Community Engagement Program of the Wake Forest University Translational Sciences Institute. He mentors students in the Master of Science Program in Clinical and Population Translational Sciences and is the Co-Director of the first year medical school course on population health and epidemiology and evidence-based medicine. He is also an attending physician in the general medicine out-patient clinic. His research interests range from translational clinical research to community-based public health, focusing on cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention and CVD complications of diabetes. Dr. Bertoni's name continues to appear as a collaborator with Hopkins GIM faculty members in scholarly publications.