Dr. Karen Hein, MD is to be the keynote speaker at the 2009 Sophie Davis Class Day Ceremony on May 28, 2009.
Karen Hein, MD is a leading physician and health policy expert active in a range of domestic and international health issues. She is the Immediate Past President of the William T. Grant Foundation (1998-2003), which focuses on youth development. Dr. Hein served as the Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine, the arm of the National Academies focused on health and medicine, from December 30, 1994 to June 30, 1998.
Dr. Hein is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and was formerly Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She is currently a Board member of ten national and international organizations, including the National Board of Medical Examiners, which develops the U.S. licensure examination for physicians and additional forms of standardized assessment for other health professions.