Dr. Barondess joined the Board in 2010. He is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. He is President Emeritus of the New York Academy of Medicine and Professor Emeritus of Clinical Medicine, and Professor Clinical Public Health at the Weill-Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Barondess has written extensively on clinical matters in internal medicine, on medical education, clinical ethics, and health disparities in urban populations. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of the Johns Hopkins University, and chaired the Advisory Council for the School of Medicine from its founding in 1978 until 1992.