Senior Vice President, Director, Health Care Group, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Before joining the Foundation in April 2003, John Lumpkin, MD, MPH, served as Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health for 12 years. During his more than 17 years with the department, he served as Acting Director and prior to that as Associate Director.

Lumpkin is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics. He has been Chairman of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, and served on the Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition, the Advisory Committee to the Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Assuring the Health of the Public in the 21st Century. He has served on the boards of directors for the Public Health Foundation and National Quality Forum, as President of the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Emergency Medicine, and as speaker and board of director’s member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has received the Arthur McCormack Excellence and Dedication in Public Health Award from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the Jonas Salk Health Leadership Award and the Leadership in Public Health Award from the Illinois Public Health Association.

Lumpkin earned his MD and BMS degrees from Northwestern University Medical School and his MPH from the University of Illinois School of Public Health.

Lumpkin contributed to the Markle Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information.


Markle Affiliations

  • Health Collaborator
  • Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group