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Barry R. Bloom

Brief Bio

Barry Bloom is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Bloom was president of the American Association of Immunologists from 1985 to 1986 and served on the AAI Council from 1980 to 1985.

AAI Service History

Joined: 1967
President: 1985–1986
Vice President: 1984–1985
Councillor: 1980–1984

The Journal of Immunology
Associate Editor: 1969–1971
Editorial Board: 1972–1974



Education Committee: 1974–1975
Awards Committee: 1987–1990
Nominating Committee: 1997–1998Y

Other Service
AAI Representative to FASEB Public Affairs Committee: 1980–1981
AAI Representative to Eli Lilly Committee to American Society for Microbiology: 1982–1985, 1992–1998
AAI Representative to IUIS General Assembly: 1983–1987
AAI Representative to FASEB Board: 1984–1987
AAI Representative to FASEB Executive Committee: 1984–1987
AAI Representative to National Coalition on Immune System Disorders: 1986–1988

President's Address

"Learning from Leprosy: A Perspective on Immunology and the Third World," Delivered April 15, 1986

The Journal of Immunology 137, no. 1 (1986): i–x.

Select Honors and Awards

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1987
  • Member, Institute of Medicine, 1988
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1990
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1990–1998
  • Sandoz Prize for Immunology, 1998
  • Robert Koch Gold Medal, 1999
  • Fellow, American Philosophical Society, 2004

Institutional/Biographical Links

  • Harvard School of Public Health profile


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