M. Chris Gibbons, M.D., MPH, is associate director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and assistant professor of medicine, public health and health informatics at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Dr. Gibbons is a health care disparities and urban health expert and physician informatician whose research focuses on the use of technology and consumer health informatics to improve health care disparities. Dr. Gibbons has been named a Health Disparities Scholar by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Gibbons also is an adviser and expert consultant to several state and federal agencies and policymakers in the areas of urban health, eHealth, minority health and health care disparities.
Dr. Gibbons earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He completed his residency in preventive medicine and fellowship in general surgery and basic research in molecular oncology at Johns Hopkins. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins in health promotion among urban and disadvantaged populations.
Dr. Gibbons has authored and/or edited four books, including “eHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities.” His work also is leading the emergence of the field of populomics, which represents the fusion of population sciences, medicine and informatics.