DONALD R. HOPKINS (1941– ), a recognized authority on domestic and international health, is a leader in the global eradication of smallpox. He has chaired and served on numerous international committees on health research, immunization, and epidemiology. An educator of health professionals, Dr. Hopkins long has been associated with the Harvard School of Public Health and Morehouse School of Medicine. He received the Medal of Excellence from the Centers for Disease Control and was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1987.

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