Given to public health leaders at the Dean’s discretion, the medallion honors those who have made a significant impact in the field of public health. Medallion recipients are those whose careers and personal efforts have been dedicated to rigorous public health research, education, and practice by preventing disease, promoting health, and enhancing quality of life.
Stephen Moore, M.D. has been focused on impacting public health since he began his career as a physician and earned a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins. Since 2000, he has served as president and chief executive officer of CarDon & Associates, a group of 16 senior living communities throughout central and southern Indiana founded by his parents in 1977. Stephen is board-certified in preventative medicine and public health, and has a special interest in working to prevent child sexual abuse.
With a generous donation to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Moore and his wife, Julia, founded the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. This academic research center applies the tools and methodology of prevention to the issue of child sexual abuse. The center’s goal, according to its website, “is to help stop the cycle of abuse, and thereby prevent the lifelong pain and injury created by [child sexual abuse].”
“Through your generosity and dream of a world without the trauma of child sexual abuse, you are impacting public health on a daily basis,” Torabi said during the medallion presentation. “Your leadership in this area as well as your work to creating a family-centered care environment for seniors in south central Indiana represents a commitment to and deep knowledge of the importance of enhancing lives locally and nationally.”